The Secret History Of Paris: Special Access Catacombs And Père Lachaise

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Below the streets of Paris lurks an entire secret history of the city’s dead. On this 4.5-hour unique storytelling tour you’ll visit Pere Lachaise Cemetery and the Paris Catacombs to see the remains of millions of Parisians and learn about the fascinating ways in which this ancient city has dealt with its dead. Along the way you’ll reap the benefits of traveling on an organized tour, enjoying private transport between these two difficult-to-reach sites, skip the line entry at the Catacombs and special access to parts of the Catacombs usually closed to the public.
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  • Skip the line
  • Step back in time on a history tour
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Your tour starts in early afternoon near the Paris Catacombs, where you’ll avoid hours of waiting by skipping the line to walk directly into this incredible attraction. The Catacombs are composed of miles of underground tunnels lined with the skulls and bones of some 6 million Parisians. In the company of a local expert guide you’ll explore this unbelievable city of the dead where each room reveals ever more ornate and macabre bone decorations.

Along the way you’ll hear the unbelievable story of how the catacombs were built and the massive project that was undertaken to move bones from around the city to this point. Your special-access status means the guards will also open gates just for your group, letting you into areas like a secret chapel.

When you climb out of the Catacombs, you’ll be whisked across the city by private transport, avoiding a tricky journey by public transport or an expensive taxi, to Père Lachaise Cemetery. One of the most visited cemeteries in the world, it is packed with the graves of famous people who died in the city. Your guide will treat you to a full guided tour of Père Lachaise and let you pay your respects at some of the cemetery’s most famous residents’ tombs, such as Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Chopin and Delacroix among others.

Although visiting the catacombs and cemeteries may seem morbid, the Paris Catacombs contain bones representing some 2,000 years of history in this remarkable city while Père Lachaise is the best place to learn about the city’s artists and thinkers. They are a unique and fascinating monument to the civic projects and personalities that created one of the world’s most marvelous cities.

The tour will come to an end at the Père Lachaise Cemetery exit.

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Inclusions for The Secret History Of Paris: Special Access Catacombs And Père Lachaise

  • Skip the line access to Paris Catacombs

  • Access to special areas of Paris Catacombs

  • Guided tour of Père Lachaise

  • Transport between Paris Catacombs and Père Lachaise Cemetery

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Exclusions for The Secret History Of Paris: Special Access Catacombs And Père Lachaise

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drinks

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Unfortunately, the catacombs are not wheelchair or stroller accessible

Please be advised that there are 130 steps to the Catacombs. Unfortunately, there is no elevator access. Those with heart problems, claustrophobia, or other medical conditions should take this into consideration before booking this tour.

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • This tour is so much fun!! Our tour guide was awesome and VERY knowledgeable. He clearly enjoys what he does very much. That made the experience so awesome and memorable. I highly recommend this tour!

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