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Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour

Paris, France

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Explore the Catacombs of Paris on a small-group tour limited to only seven people. With this skip-the-line admission, you can avoid the typically long ticket queue at one of Paris' most fascinating attractions, and learn about the history of the underground burial site with a guide.
  • Skip the line at the Paris Catacombs with fast-track entrance
  • Enjoy a guided tour beneath the streets of Paris
  • See sections of the Catacombs that are usually closed to the public
  • Receive VIP-style service with a maximum of seven people per group
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Guided visit of the Catacombs
Special access to parts of the Catacombs closed to the public
Expert, English-speaking tour guide
VIP small groups of 7 people or fewer
Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Departure Point

1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

Departure Time

5:15 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There are 130 steps to enter the Paris Catacombs and 112 steps to exit.
  • This tour is not accessible to wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.
  • The Catacombs are 20 meters/65 feet (and more) underground and the tunnels are narrow in places. This tour is not suitable for those with cardiac or respiratory problems, or suffering from claustrophobia.
  • The tunnels can be slippery and remain at a temperature of around 14°C/57°F, even in summer. Guests are advised to wear sturdy shoes and bring warm clothing.
  • Only 200 visitors are allowed in the tunnels at any one time. If numbers reach a maximum the Catacombs staff reserve the right to hold the entry lines until there is sufficient space. Any delay should not be higher than 5 minutes for our small group
  • Tickets for the Catacombs are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. They must be used with the group at the booked time and their availability is limited. Entry times are also prebooked and are strictly adhered too, we must enter on time. For this reason we are unable to issue refunds to latecomers or no shows for missed tours.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Memories DMC France

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Make sure you skip the line with a tour guide or you will be waiting a long time." See review
  • "Although it is a bit expensive having someone guide you through the catacombs while explaining the purpose and history helps you understand how and why they were created." See review
  • "I would recommend using audio assistance with this particular guide." See review


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, Mar 2020
She was amazing! The passion and her knowledge was wonderful! I really felt like she wanted to make sure we left with the knowledge and respect that the place required. I will absolutely be telling people to take this tour and if possible get her as a guide. I LOVED IT!
Great tour
, Feb 2020
This tour was great and the guide was amazing. I am sorry I can't recall her name but she made history come to life. The special access was also worth it to really be able to take in the whole experience without lots of people around.
Paris catacombs tour
, Feb 2020
Our guide was the bomb! Learned so much about Paris and the miles of underground tunnels and history of how the city was built and the remains final resting place
Ask for Isabelle
, Oct 2019
For our tour, we were lucky to have Isabelle as our guide. As a semi-private tour, we only had 7 people in our group, making for a great experience. Isabelle is very knowledgeable in French history as well as the catacombs. She encouraged questions and made the experience in the catacombs very memorable.
Highly recommend
, Oct 2019
I would recommend this to anyone visiting Paris! It was really well organized and we got to see several things unavailable to the general public. We would absolutely do this again if we return to Paris.
Outstanding Tour and Guide!
, Oct 2019
Isabel, our guide, was exceptional. Her knowledge of history and detailed stories about the Catacombs made our experience unforgettable. We highly recommend this tour and Isabel.
Great tour
, Oct 2019
Ferit was a wonderful guide and SO knowledgeable. The Catacombs were amazing. What an interesting tour.
Charlie was a fantastic tour guide!
Michelle B
, Oct 2019
Visiting the catacombs of Paris is a must-see experience. Charlie was a fantastic tour guide! This guided experience was well-worth the $$$ and surpasses going at it alone even with the audio guide. Charlie clearly has a love of the history of Paris and brought together this history throughout the tour to explain each aspect of the catacombs in relation to the various time periods. Having the access to other areas of the catacombs that are private was a big bonus of the tour as well. No book or documentary on the 7 million people buried below Paris can replace actually seeing it in person. Overwelming and sobering. A must see experience while visiting Paris. Highly recommend this tour and you should ask for Charlie.
Catacombes special access tour
, Oct 2019
Guide was awesome, got us access to many passages that the general public could not access. Very knowledgeable and accurate
Fantastic guide
Rowena Y
, Oct 2019
Ferret was great, very funny and extremely knowledgeable. The tour great insights into the history of Paris. I recommend this tour. Thank you!

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