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The Catacombs of Paris

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A genuine labyrinth in the heart of underground Paris, the Catacombs were fitted out in the galleries of former quarries. Twenty metres underground, the ossuary houses the remains of approximately six million Parisians, gradually transferred between...more
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1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
Montparnasse
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We were extremely disappointed with our online reservation of our catacombs tickets on 6 January 2016. We are two adults and two kids of 12 and 14 years old from Australia. There is no advice on the website saying that kids under 18 are free,...More

79  Thank Pip S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 January 2015

The reason the line doesn't move is because the staff take payments from people to ski ahead. Today I stood outside to enter the catacombs at 8:00 AM with less that 150 people infront of us and witnessed your staff members taking extra money and...More

14  Thank JocelynG72
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I expected to feel quite claustrophobic and scared going to far underground surrounded by real bones. It was actually well ventilated and the audio guide was so good that you saw the history and workmanship and purpose rather than ‘the dead’ in a spooky way.

Thank MrsB1981
Reviewed 3 days ago

The attraction itself was very cool, definitely eerie, and took about an hour or so; however, individuals ages 18-25 that are EU residents receive discounted tickets. Purchasing this discounted ticket is not an option online with the skip-the-line tours so I decided to wait in...More

1  Thank Christine F
Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all, really try to get the skip the line tickets. This turns a multi hour queue to a 5 minute queue. There aren't a lot of tickets so book well a head. The audio guide is pretty good (and you won't get much...More

Thank LarssaAndin
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I both would probably say this was our least favorite experience out of our multiple trips to Paris. The staircase is narrow and winding and a little nauseating by the time you get underground. It's extremely claustrophobic down there as I had...More

Thank Guns M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had never visited the Catacombs before despite having lived in Paris many years ago. Finally did so and it was worth the weight. Well worth getting your tickets in advance. This is an interesting and unique experience.

1  Thank foodforthought1968
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After you enter you have to go down about 123 m to a series of rooms detailing the history of the crypt and how it came to me. Once this is done you walk for what seems to be a half-mile. The first part of...More

2  Thank Don-c-Johnston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Same story as all the other reviewers, I booked online, show up day I bought and they are on strike. I send an email with all my info, it has been months and still no refund.

1  Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're heading to the catacombs, take note. Unless you pre buy your tickets online a few days before you're looking at a long queue. Typically you could be waiting between 3-4 hours. When you do get there you go through a security check and...More

3  Thank Cheryl S H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay so the catacombs have never really been something I wanted to see. Sure they seemed interesting but when I think Paris I don’t think looking at dead people would be enjoyable but my best friend really wanted to see it so we all went....More

3  Thank alexandrab235
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having just missed a chance to visit the catacombs a few years ago when it was closed due to bad air circulation, I was excited to finally get a chance to visit. Stacks of skulls and femurs, that’s about it. No real variety. Having recently...More

1  Thank Davyoffstage
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chantalligent
2 November 2018|
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Response from A A | Reviewed this property |
15 Euros. But we had to wait in queue for approx 50 minutes. (But it was worth it!)
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Amelie9626
28 October 2018|
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Response from John J | Reviewed this property |
The audio tour is pretty accurate, I wouldn't pay for a private tour.
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pmarinkovica
13 October 2018|
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Response from jeffreyjackthefirst | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We used Viator. Actually we used Viator for a bunch of tix on the trip.
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