Paris Catacombs Semi-Private Tour with VIP Access
An Exclusive descend into the macabre and marvellous underbelly of Paris, this Tour is the perfect way to marvel over millions of intricately arranged skeletons in the Paris Catacombs, hear fascinating tales about The Catacombs’ history, wartime use & resident ghosts, learn about legendary crypts where beheaded revolutionaries were laid to rest, and so much more.
All of this in a Small Group of ONLY 6 people Max, skip-the-line VIP access into the Catacombs with an expert local guide, AND special VIP access to restricted Catacombs chambers!
per adult from
1 hour 30 minutes
What's included :
- Small Group of ONLY 6 people max
- Skip the Line entry
- Exclusive access to restricted areas of the Catacombs!
- Professional Expert Guide
- Entry/Admission - The Paris Catacombs
What's excluded :
- Gratuities (optional)
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: The Paris Catacombs, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris France
Beneath the dazzling lights of modern Paris lie the devilishly dark Catacombs, which in this Exclusive Tour you will be able to descend into and explore in your very own Group of ONLY 6 people MAX, and of course skipping the ticket lines.
Sometimes called the “Empire of Death,” this marvelously macabre 200-mile maze houses the painstakingly arranged remains of roughly 6 million Parisians. On this Paris Catacombs Tour, you will get to see all the glorious and
ghoulish sites without waiting for hours in line. As an added bonus, your Tour will include VIP access to rarely seen restricted chambers.
Your Paris Catacombs Tour begins with a bone-chilling descent on the complex’s 133-step staircase. Your guide will explain how these tunnels were used in the 13th century to quarry limestone for buildings as grand as Notre Dame. As you make your way through these narrow tunnels, you will learn why bad weather in the 1780s forced Parisians to bury their dead here.
During your tour, you will have plenty of time to admire the Catacombs’ disturbingly detailed bone decorations. From religious iconography to hearts, workers found many ways to “beautify” the bones housed in this complex. There is, however, one decoration that will really set your spine a-tingling. Inside the popular Crypt of the Passion take a few moments to admire “The Barrel,” which is constructed out of various skeletal remains.
In addition to housing the dead, the Catacombs played an important role in many significant historic events. Your guide will tell you tales of the German Wehrmacht and the French Resistance who both used
part of the Catacombs as wartime bunkers during World War II.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pass By: Chapelle Expiatoire, 29 rue Pasquier, 75008 Paris France
Pay homage to monuments dedicated to people who died fighting during the French Revolution, and pass by some of the cemeteries, such as the Magdalena Cemetery, where beheaded revolutionaries were laid to rest. If you are not afraid of ghosts, then ask your guide about the grave of the doorman Philibert Aspairt who passed away in the Catacombs in the 18th century. According to legend, Aspairt’s spirit rises up every November 3rd to spook unsuspecting tourists. Believe it or not, there’s now a dedicated group of Catacombs enthusiasts known as the cataphiles. As your guide will explain, these cataphiles have caused quite a stir in recent years hosting huge raves, swimming parties, and an extensive network in this underground city of the dead. Keep your eyes peeled for graffiti left by cataphiles on your Catacombs Tour. Keep in mind, only 200 people are allowed into the Catacombs at any given moment. With our Tour, however, you will enjoy VIP access to all of the Catacombs’ major highlights without waiting in line. This Exclusive Paris Catacombs Tour will also take you to areas that are restricted to the general public, again all in the personalised atmosphere that only a Small Group of 6 People Max can offer!
Departure Point :1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
Departure Time :12:25 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and has always been sustainable. We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation, especially in this time. Due to Covid-19 safety regulations, sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.