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Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour

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    Stop At: The Paris Catacombs, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris France

    By the 17th century, the cemeteries in Paris were overflowing. And so, the solution became to place the corpses' remains in the tunnels that existed beneath the streets of Paris since the 13th century. Originally, the French Catacombs were mines or ossuaries for extracting the limestone that built Paris. As the city expanded, it eventually covered areas with mines underneath. Sound like bad planning? That's because it was not planned at all. Many of these mines were abandoned and undocumented.The solution to bury the dead underground fixed more than simply the lack of cemetery space. The estimated six million dead bodies actually reinforced the mines.

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    Departure Point
    Café Oz Denfert, 3 Place Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France
    Duration
    1h 30m
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    Catacombs of Paris, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
    Inclusions
    • Expert tour guide
    • Group size of maximum 19 participants to guarantee a personal experience
    • Restricted Access
    • Entry/Admission - The Paris Catacombs
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    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My son and I took this tour in late September 2019. Our guide was Eleanor ("Leo") and she was fantastic! Her love of the catacombs and their stories was evident at every stop. Some notes: - you definitely do skip the line! We didn't wait...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank agauntpanda
    Brianna S, Public Relations Manager at The Tour Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Bonjour! Merci beaucoup for your review. We are so happy that your skip the line tour experience with Leo was engaging, informative, and fun. We hope to welcome you back to Paris in the future!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We booked our tour through The Tour Guy due to the reviews of the tour from this company. We also decided that we did not want to stand in a 3 hr line. This tour allows you to skip the line and get into the...More

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    Brianna S, Public Relations Manager at The Tour Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Bonjour Christine! Merci beaucoup for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour with Leo. The Catacombs are a fascinating part of Paris's history, so we are thrilled that your experience there was engaging and informative. We hope to welcome you back...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My husband and I have recently done the this tour and were fortunate to have Leo as our guide. There is so much more to the background of the catacombs than their use as a graveyard. I was a bit creeped out to begin with,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Brianna S, Public Relations Manager at The Tour Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Bonjour Pauline! Merci beaucoup for your review. We're so happy to hear that Leo helped make the Catacombs tour in Paris a bit less creepy and more informative and entertaining. This area has such an interesting history, so we are happy she was able to...More

    Reviewed 30 July 2019

    Well worth a visit, and had no problems with the Tour Guy. Would very much recommend booking a tour as the poor people standing in line for hours sweating in 35 degrees would attest ! Gabriella was our guide, and was great.... especially when "non...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Tour Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

    Bonjour! We are so happy to hear that you loved your tour. Gabriella is a fantastic guide and we're glad that she made your experience enjoyable, even when other people tried to interfere. Merci beaucoup for your review. We hope to welcome you back on...More

    Reviewed 28 July 2019

    We met Leo at the appointed place, and she was friendly from the moment we met, making an effort to remember all of our names! Amazing for a group of 18 people. It was obvious from the beginning that she was enthusiastic about the Catacombs....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Steven P
    Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Tour Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019

    Bonjour Steven! We are so happy to hear that you loved your tour of the Catacombs. We're thrilled that Leo gave you a fantastic and informative experience of the fascinating history of the Catacombs. Merci beaucoup for your review. We hope to welcome you back...More

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