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The Catacombs

1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 22 47 63
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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 the end of the 18th century and the mid 19th century, as the capital's cemeteries were closed for health reasons. Along a tangle of dark galleries, visitors discover a presentation of death with bones arranged in a romantic macabre decor. This unique site is a moving testimony to the history of Parisians and invites visitors on a timeless journey.
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1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 22 47 63
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow what a place. If you are thinking of going, do yourself a favour, and buy your tickets through Trip Advisor before you go, ( jump to the head of the queue tickets) . If you don't you can expect to stand in a queue...More

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you love history, the catacombs is a very cool place to visit. I would suggest paying extra and skipping the line, which you can only do more than 48 hours in advance. I overheard a guide telling someone that the wait was 3.5 hours...More

Thank DogueOne
Reviewed 3 days ago

Kind of interesting - best for a teenager. I was definitely scammed by the "Headout" ticket hub where I bought my tickets online. They charged twice as much as the regular ticket, said that my ticket was timed for a 12:00 entry (it was not)...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is good. It is quite interesting how the catacombs came to be. The exhibits are a bit macabre but my daughter loved it - wants to go back at Halloween! We'd read the reviews about the queues and pre booking on the website was...More

Thank Charlotte T
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Catacombs were totally worth it. Learning the history behind them was fascinating. Although you're walking through rows and rows of bones, it didn't feel creepy. I would definitely buy the skip the line pass, and wear really comfortable shoes.

1  Thank Tiffany R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were there at 10am on a Tuesday. The lineup to get tickets was around the block already. I'm not sure how many people....maybe 100 at least. The lineup for people with tickets was 8. We got in quickly, way ahead of the crowds. The...More

Thank EBella
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have some friends who say they would never visit the catacombes as they think it is too macabre. I visited with my Wife and teenage Son and we really enjoyed the visit. We booked online (in French but using google translate makes it manageable)....More

3  Thank cc_KL
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took my fiancée here in Oct 16', very enjoyable a good audio tour, very spooky, oddly beautiful how a lot of the bones are formatted. Both thoroughly enjoyed it. I'd recommend buying tickets through their website (it's in French but there are sites you...More

Thank Stanley K
Reviewed 5 days ago

They need to put up signs along the queue to let people know approximate waiting time--like Disneyland. We arrived an hour before opening time and I counted about 120 people in front of us (had plenty of time to do some counting and other fun...More

Thank PickyInSeattle
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was very interesting and special. there are bigggg queue outside. We ordered our ticketes online. I recomend to do so.

Thank Odelia27
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the
landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that
goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas,
brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and
parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away
from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and
historical monuments and treasures. In between lie
adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small
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4 August 2017|
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Response from magy_can | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need to buy tickets separately
30 June 2017|
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Response from Elissa M | Reviewed this property |
I tried to purchase from London on the only official site that came up but they were sold out from catacombs online site. Based on recommendations I used Headout app in English. Worked out well. Whatever you do, buy your... More
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Response from Salla L | Reviewed this property |
We bought the tickets online through Catacombs' official website catacombes Paris fr and it worked perfectly. If you are travelling with children, they visit the Catacombs for free.
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