Catacombs Of ParisCurrently Closed
- Address: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-143224763
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Cemetery, Family And Kids
Catacombs Of Paris - Review
Paris under the hood has its own charisma. It’s an almost inexhaustible network of cellers, mines, tunnels, bank vaults, crypts, canals and reservoirs. An almost formless group of people, the cataphiles, visit this near forgotten limb of the City of Lights, where the Empire of the Dead sleeps. Some seven million bones from six million departed lie here, in what is arguably Paris’s most morbid attraction. Most of the 300 km, skull filled maze of caves and tunnels is out of bounds to public; a mere 2 km is open for general visiting, but it’s more than enough.
The solemn, chilly air can get to pretty much anyone, If it doesn’t get to you, you might be one of the slinking trespassers that so often creep out of the various hidey holes leading to this mass grave. It’s a little unsettling to realize that most of Paris knows nothing about its underground necropolis. The Catacombs Of Paris tourist attraction added in Paris 4 Day Trip Itinerary
Catacombs Of Paris Information
- It’s best to make a reservation.
- It can get chilly, Bring a light jacket.
- Only 200 visitors are allowed inside at a time.
- The tour is not recommended for people with heart and respiratory failure.
- There are no toilet or dressing room facilities in the catacombs.
Catacombs Of Paris Ticket Prices
- €8 adult, €4 ages 14-26, €6 ages 60+, children under 13 free. Under age 14 must be with adult.
- Audio Guides: Audio guides in English, French, Spanish, are available to visitors at Price- € 3 and Listening time- 30 minutes.
Catacombs Of Paris Hours
- The admission cutoff point is at 4:00 pm.
How To reach Catacombs Of Paris by Public Transport
- Metro Station: Denfert-Rochereau (M4 Purple, M6 Green)
- RER B (Ble): Denfert-Rochereau
- Bus: 38, 68
Restaurants Near Catacombs Of Paris
- Indiana Cafe (American, Inexpensive, Casual)
- Swann et Vincente (Italian, Expensive, Casual)
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11.06% of people who visit Paris include Catacombs Of Paris in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
29.49% of people start their Catacombs Of Paris visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Catacombs Of Paris
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Catacombs Of Paris, Paris Reviews
Great experience and a nice place to be as it is very cool compared to the temperature outside in the summer day. Buying fast access tickets is a must as the queues are massive. We bought ours a few days before and when we arrived we only queued for a matter of seconds before being allowed in. Getting the audio function also helped as it described the areas in more depth. It wasn’t crowded inside as they are around a mile long. Not suitable for wheelchairs as you have a lot of stairs to go down then back up at the start and end. Interesting place and well worth a visit.
My boys and I thoroughly enjoyed our walk through the Paris Catacombs. It was cooler under the streets of Paris and the heat wave temperature. The passageway is reached by a staircase so it is not wheelchair accessible. The steps and damp passageway is no problem for anyone of average or good health. No flash photography allowed. I took photos, with my cell phone of 2 plaques. See my photos to see an example of the well lit plaques that describe the date of each sections' burial and the date of each burial.
Probably the most interesting tour for us during our stay in Paris. We would recommend getting a guided tour (need to book online) as certain parts are open only to tours with guides because those areas were vandalized. Plus you get to skip the queue which we were told can be as long as a 3 hour wait. Interesting facts pointed out to us by the guide which might also be on the audio tour. But the guide was definitely more interactive. Small details that might be missed out walking around yourself was highlighted by the guide.
During a weekend trip to Paris, we bough our tickets online as recommended. On the day of our tour, the catacombs were closed due to a labor strike. While I understand this things happen, I would expect the catacombs to be responsive in refunding the tickets. It has now been four months and I still have not gotten my money back. I received one email in regards to this issue and then silence every since. Please keep that in mind when you buy your tickets ahead of time. Not only was I terribly disappointed that I did not get to see the Catacombs but it has been a hassle every since trying to get my money back.
Really unique and interesting experience. Just walking underground and surrounded by so many bones and dead bodies is kinda eerie and strange. There is a lot of history in the walk too, so if you are interested in the facts, there is a lot to take in. The tunnels are large and spacious, so don't worry about having to duck or being cramped, also it's cool dowm there too so it's fine to do on a hot day. The walk underground is about 1.5km so not really too far or taxing for walkers.