Catacombs of Paris Tour with a Ticket: Explore the Underground Realm

About this activity

Audio tour and entrance ticket
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1.5 km
Duration 1h - 1h 30m
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
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Tour preview

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  • Explore the labyrinth of underground tunnels hidden beneath the streets of the capital of France
  • Visit the Paris Ossuary and see galleries filled with bones of millions of Parisians
  • Learn the fascinating stories behind this unique site
  • Get to know how the Catacombs were created and whose remains are preserved in their galleries
  • Immerse yourself into the dark and romantic atmosphere of the Paris underground world
Paris is known as the City of Lights, the City of Love. The illuminated Eifel Tower and the splendor of the Louvre Palace attract tourists from all around the world. But not many people know there is another world underneath this majestic beauty. The labyrinth of dark tunnels lying 20 meters beneath the street level conceals secrets of the city’s past. These subterranean galleries preserve the remains of over 6 million Parisians. Their bones and skulls decorate the walls of the Catacombs. Descend the spiral stairwell and get to see the Paris Ossuary. With the Catacombs of Paris Tour, you will learn how the ossuary was created in the tunnels of the former quarries and reveal some of its mysteries. Experience a thrilling yet reflective journey through the maze of the Catacombs and admire the romantic side of this dark place. A visit to this “Empire of Dead” is a unique opportunity to look at the history of Paris from a new perspective.

What's included

  • Skip-the-line timed entry ticket to the Paris Catacombs
  • Recommendations for your further exploration of Paris
  • Downloadable multimedia audio tour on WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route with step-by-step navigation
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones – please bring your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide
    • The tour is not recommended for individuals suffering from heart or respiratory conditions as well as for pregnant women.
    • Mind that the average temperature in the Catacombs is around 14°C. Be sure to dress appropriately. It is also can be slippery in the tunnels, so comfortable shoes are recommended.
    • There is no cloakroom as the exit is located 700 meters from the entrance.
    • The tour is available only on the WeGoTrip app. This is a different app from the source or app you booked the tour if it's not WeGoTrip site or app
    • To ensure the quality of the download, please remember to do so before your visit
    • Please note that there is no staff at the meeting point or staff on site for this tour. You can start the tour at any time from the meeting point
    • An Android version 7.1+ or an iOS smartphone version 12+ is required for the audio guide. You will need around 100 MB of free space for the download
    • There are 131 steps down & 112 steps back up
    • <14 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Reduced tickets available onsite for visitors under 18 (with ID) when accompanied by an adult
    • Not recommended for pregnant women, or if you have heart/respiratory issues or a nervous disposition
    • For safety reasons, it is forbidden to enter the Catacombs with suitcases and luggage. Only bags up to 40x30cm are allowed and they must not be carried on the shoulders. There are no cloakroom facilities available onsite
    • Temperatures in the Catacombs can be as low as 14°C, so dress appropriately
    • On the day of your visit, please show your smartphone ticket and the timeslot reservation at the entrance.
    • Make sure to be on time for your chosen timeslot
    • Please download your ticket before your visit to make sure it is accessible offline
    • Please note: Food, drinks, luggage, strollers, and motorcycle helmets are not allowed inside

Places you will visit

Entrance to the Catacombs of Paris
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy
Exit from the Catacombs
Avenue René Coty, 21

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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7 ratings & reviews

August 2023
Very interesting tour and loved learning more with the accompanying audio!
February 2023
December 2022
Literally the most impressive place I've seen in Paris so far. I would love to know who is the author behind the tour because the narrative has touched me deeply.
October 2022
The atmosphere in the Catacombs is incredible. It was a bit scary, but the story is so worth it
September 2022
I enjoyed the tour, although I had some troubles in the beginning of it, it was not clear where each part of the audio guide should start. I also missed some things announced by the audio guide, like the castles curved in the limestone, maybe they were closed for visitors this day or smth. Overall, a good tour, and it is more convenient than the audio guide provided at the spot.
July 2022
Love the tour. The audio made it work it and very informative

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