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
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
- 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.
- €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.
- The admission cutoff point is at 4:00 pm.
- Metro Station: Denfert-Rochereau (M4 Purple, M6 Green)
- RER B (Ble): Denfert-Rochereau
- Bus: 38, 68
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I went at 6:50 PM on October 19, 2018. I was able to get in by 7:15 PM so I barely made the cutoff time which is at 7:30 PM. Price is 13 euros for people over 27 and 11 euros for people under. Babies free I think? So to start off, most of the tunnel that tourists gets to see is pretty much a.. stone tunnel. You'll eventually get to the skeletons and skulls, but it wasn't really much. To be honest, it did feel artificial with a heart shaped out using skulls and the pretty skeletons laid out we get to see. I know these are probably real and there are endless tunnels that goes roughly 200 mile's worth. There is an unused train track that has a path in the wall that can lead you to the more deep parts of the area. I wouldn't recommend it, but that's where it would feel more creepy/fun. It was a nice short experience, though.
I had a fantastic experience here...10 minutes in line. Pretty much had the whole place to myself. Why would you buy tickets 3 months in advance for something that’s open everyday then not pay for the skip the line. I love it when people like you are let down. Easy 5 out of 5 for this in terms of experience and value.
A lot of history, very amazing! We paid a little extra for a guided tour and to skip the line. Absolutely wort every penny. We arrived and the line was wrapped around the block. Our guide was full of information and we were able to see areas that are normally closed to the public.
Very creepy, but still an amazing experience, and a very interesting tour. The audio guides provided here are some of the best I have listened to, giving you great background information on everything you are seeing in a clear, easy to listen to voice. The wait can be a bit long, and I highly recommend looking into purchasing tickets online before going in. We only waited about 10 minutes at opening, versus the regular lineup that was almost 5 times larger.
We bought our tickets online but still had to wait in the line while they were letting in people without pre-booked tickets. We paid twice as much for the tickets which was pretty pointless as we still had to wait anyway. I really do not recommended it. It's best to just get there 30min before opening time and pay less on spot :) A good tip is to get one audio guide and bring earphones with you. It's possible to connect two earphones to one device so you can share one with a friend.