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  • Catacombs of Paris Tickets
  • Catacombs of Paris Tickets
  • Catacombs of Paris Tickets
  • Catacombs of Paris Tickets

Catacombs of Paris Tickets

Descend beneath the ancient streets of Paris to discover the 1,500 meters of underground galleries within the Catacombs of Paris. Gain valuable insights through an indispensable audio guide that reveals the eerie history of this site. Admission tickets to Catacombs of Paris. Children aged 0-3 can enter free.

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Last Updated: 22nd May 2024
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Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:45 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 9:45 AM – 8:30 PM
Thursday 9:45 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday 9:45 AM – 8:30 PM
Saturday 9:45 AM – 8:30 PM
Sunday 9:45 AM – 8:30 PM
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Highlights

  • Discover a darker side to the "City of Lights" beneath the streets of Paris.
  • Explore over 2,000 years of Parisian history.
  • Come face to face with the skeletal remains of the city's past.

What To Expect

Discover a world beneath the streets of Paris and see tunnels and rooms decorated with the human bones and skulls of around 6 million Parisians The Catacombs of Paris are a grim yet beautiful reminder of the city’s significant history. As a way to combat overflowing cemeteries during the Middle Ages, the capitol decided to transform its mines into an underground burial site. Gradually, the city relocated millions of dead bodies to a complex series of interconnected tunnels and rooms, creating a massive 300km stretch of ossuary that has shaped the Paris we know today From the role the Catacombs played in the French Revolution and Hitler’s regime, to the impact this network of underground tunnels continues to have on the city, Explore over 2,000 years of Parisian history in this incredible tour. Since the day they were created, the mysterious ossuaries aroused curiosity, and they continue to do so today

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Cancellation Policy:

  • Refunds and cancellations are not applicable for these tickets.

Rules:

  • Blind people are allowed with guide dogs. However, white canes are not allowed.
  • Strictly forbidden to touch the bones, fragile remains of millions of Parisians.
  • Photography without flash is permitted.
  • Eating or drinking and possession of alcoholic beverages (cans, bottles, and any other container) is prohibited during the visit.
  • No admission for pets.
  • No entry with a suitcase, large bag, or motorcycle helmet; only bags measuring 40x30x20 cm are allowed.
  • Strollers are not permitted; bring a baby carrier.
  • Leave boots at home; flat shoes are recommended.

Know Before You Go

Closures:

  • Closed on Mondays.
  • January 1, May 1, December 25.

Entry & Services:

  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tickets for visitors 17 years of age and under can only be purchased on arrival, not online.
  • This place is not wheelchair friendly.
  • Disabled people, people suffering from respiratory issues or claustrophobia, and pregnant women are advised not to visit this place. 
  • Expect potentially long wait times at the entrance, even in winter; consider bringing something to cover yourself.
  • The vaccination pass is suspended, but wearing a mask is still recommended.

How To Use

  • You can present your ticket as either a printed copy or a mobile e-ticket, whichever is more convenient for you.
  • Your Catacombs of Paris Tickets are only valid during the specified period mentioned in the selected package. Make sure to check the dates and times of validity to plan your visit accordingly.

Location

5 Avenue du Général Leclerc, Paris 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
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FAQs

  • Why were the Paris Catacombs created?

    The origins of the Paris Catacombs date back to the late eighteenth century, driven by significant public health issues associated with the city's cemeteries. This prompted the decision to relocate their contents to an underground site.

  • Is a visit to the Paris Catacombs worthwhile?

    The Catacombs feature intricate bone art and sculptures, providing a fascinating experience. General admission offers ample skeleton views, but the restricted areas showcase the most unique bone artworks and exploration opportunities.

  • Are the bones in the Paris Catacombs real?

    Yes, the catacombs beneath Paris are very real. Originally ancient quarries, they were transformed into ossuaries when above-ground cemeteries in Paris were closed. These corridors, located 20 meters underground, store millions of bones.

  • Is it allowed to touch the bones in the catacombs?

    Preservation measures prohibit eating, drinking, or bringing animals on the site circuit. Alcohol in any form is not allowed, and, naturally, touching the bones, fragile remnants of millions of Parisians, is strictly prohibited.