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Catacombs of Paris

(Catacombes de Paris)
Historic Site and Monument / Landmark
Alésia, Paris
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  • Greg T.
    "Well worth the wait in line"(5 Tips)
    iKangaroo
    "2km of underground tunnels made up of human skeletons."(3 Tips)
    Otel.com
    "underground ossuary has tunnels and crypts"(2 Tips)
    Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    "Long lines... last admission is 4pm"(3 Tips)
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  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan StraussDecember 9, 2014
    Skip the very long entry line by paying €6 more for a guided tour (on top of the €10 admission). Check website for tour times, show up 15min before, go to the front of the line and ask for the tour.
  • Muire M.
    Muire McCallionApril 12, 2015
    Book a guided group tour (we used Get Your Guide). Great value for money and they even stand in the queue for you while you grab a coffee. Really knowledgable & fun - it adds so much to the experience
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareMay 25, 2013
    A large portion of the catacombs, which is not open to the public, was used as a gypsum quarry and featured in the James Bond film Moonraker (1979) as the tunnels under Hugo Drax's base of operations.
  • Amy v.
    Amy van der PlasJuly 13, 2016
    6 million Parisian skeletons were buried here over the past centuries. Beautiful yet creepy. It's definitely worth a visit, but get your tickets online to skip the queue.
  • All-Paris-Apartments.com
    All-Paris-Apartments.comDecember 4, 2012
    The Catacombs of Paris is just one indoor place where you can have fun while escaping the winter cold. Read on to find out some other good indoor places in the city. Read more
  • Erika T.
    Erika TigueJanuary 30, 2014
    The tunnel floors get damp so be sure to wear proper shoes to prevent slipping. Also, at the end of the tour is a narrow, spiral staircase up. Be prepared for a climb. It's totally worth it though!
  • Greg T.
    Greg TuttleJanuary 3, 2014
    An incredible experience. Well worth the wait in line, but plan on getting there at 8:30 to gain entry with the least wait. Be prepared for lots of steps and a 2km walk.
  • Dylan C.
    Dylan CromwellNovember 23, 2014
    Afternoon line was incredibly long so go early or sneak / bribe your way into the front of the queue unless you want to wait over an hour to get in. Once inside it's really worth it though!
  • 💎T
    💎TJanuary 8
    I came in January and although there was a bit of a line, it moved very quickly. If you're on a tight schedule, book online and pay an extra 15€ to skip the line
  • Rob N.
    Rob NeroFebruary 26
    Go early, or buy tickets ahead of time on their site. Go at your own pace with an audio guide. Worth it!
  • Roaming Gnome
    Roaming GnomeOctober 28, 2013
    6 million people...er remains of people...live...um are buried here. It's certainly one thing you want see before you die... and uh after you die too apparently. Hotel Reco: http://bit.ly/16fiErE
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Several million skeletons are here. In the galleries, the remains laid against the walls are a macabre decoration. – Green Guide Editor
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MeowJuly 16, 2016
    The queue crazy. It's better to book online or book a guided tour to skip the queue! Also good to have an audio guide to listen to the explanations about the place otherwise your trip will be wasted!
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comOctober 17, 2011
    This underground ossuary has tunnels and crypts that are both eerie and interesting. The tour takes about 45mins-1 hr. Ages under 14 not allowed w/o companion. €8 adults, €4 ages 14-26, €6 ages 60 up.
  • Marina B.
    Marina BurityMay 10, 2015
    It's a very peculiar place and worth the visit if you are not claustrophobic. Arrive early to avoid lines and be aware that the exit is far from the entrance, don't get lost
  • mike h.
    It was very good, me and my girlfriend went. Opens at 10am (as of writing) we got there early and went straight in. 10 euros very good. Little gift shop at the end
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatSeptember 26, 2011
    The famous Catacombs is one of Paris’ most mysterious attractions. Get there at least 30 minutes before the 10AM opening as the lines are known to get long.
  • Benjamin T.
    Benjamin TenkeSeptember 7, 2014
    Some people say that the last admission is at 4pm but it changed or its depending on the season of the year. When i visited the catacombes in september the last admission was at 7pm.
  • Ahuv
    AhuvOctober 8, 2014
    You will have to queue for 2-3 hours but its worth it as no other city has something like this. Bring a book. This underground cemetery is awe-inspiring, not a scary horror "attraction"
  • Yiannis
    YiannisMay 23, 2013
    1. Wear sensible shoes. 2. Take a leak, before you get in line. 3. Pack a lunch. 4. If there is ANY chance of rain, take an umbrella. [Comments 2-4 refer to the 2-hr wait you're in for.]
    Upvoted May 3
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooOctober 28, 2014
    Six million Parisians are buried in this ossuary within the hundred of miles of tunnels beneath the city of light.
  • Charlotte
    CharlotteAugust 7, 2013
    Make sure you get there nice and early! At about 12:45 the queue stretched right around the block!
  • mon s.
    mon simonsNovember 1, 2013
    Be there at least 30 mins before they open. Waiting in line for 2 hrs is not uncommon, bring lunch. Also, bring flash light if you want to take better photos. It's slippery and watch for some puddle.
  • Dennis L.
    Dennis LiuFebruary 28, 2014
    Arrive before the opening at 10, otherwise prepare to stand outside and wait. Only 200 people are allowed in at a time and it's about 46 minutes to an hour and a half if you are listening to the guide
  • Matt R.
    Matt RosenbergApril 15, 2013
    Get there early as the line can take over an hour sometimes. Only 200 ppl allowed in at a time. Worth the wait though.
  • Jason S.
    Jason StokesMarch 3, 2012
    Try getting drunk first. You'll be sober by the time you get in.
    Upvoted May 3
  • hannah k.
    hannah kApril 7, 2012
    Get there early! Don't bother queuing after 3.. Best to grab a coffee at the cafe next to Paul to access restroom !
  • Manuel M.
    Manuel MontanariMay 20, 2010
    It's incredible how many rests are here... hundreds of meeters of bones-walls!! a one in a lifetime experience... beware of the humidity.. and there are no toilets! so be prepared. Worth it!
  • Brian C.
    Brian CaffinAugust 27, 2013
    Get there at 9am at the latest. Went there at 9.30 am, place opens at 10am. Got in at 11.15.
  • Ted E.
    Ted EckmanSeptember 13, 2014
    Get here early. The line is a mile long. It wraps around the block and then some.
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsMay 29, 2012
    Indulge morbid curiosity. Tour the beautifully arranged graves of 6 million Parisians in the 3000 km tunnel network under the city. For more local tips, follow us on 4sq or check out www.renhotels.com
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJune 12, 2015
    So much fun - the line is long and they don't have a bathroom so find one beforehand! This place is not for claustrophobics or ossophobics
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ConradJanuary 25, 2015
    Go early to avoid waiting an hour in line. Also, if you act like an idiot and touch the bones, I will smack you.
  • K H.
    K HSeptember 6, 2013
    Go and hour and a half before it opens and have coffee across the street. You can monitor the lines and still eat some breakfast.
  • Christian
    ChristianDecember 30, 2013
    Choose a rainy day and go around 15.30 most likely there won't be any queue anymore. Worked for me however I could have been lucky. Normally you have to wait for 1.5 hours.
  • John G.
    John GibbonsApril 4, 2012
    Get in line and send someone for some food or coffee while you wait. You will be waiting.
  • Marinus S.
    Marinus SnymanMarch 19, 2013
    We were there at 11am in March and waited for 1h15mins. Make sure you go early!
  • Clare M.
    Clare McParlandApril 28, 2013
    get there early. in fact, split up, and make sure your friend gets there early.
  • Ayush A.
    Ayush AggarwalJune 6, 2016
    Must place to go in paris. need time as line is there
  • Dylan M.
    Dylan MasonOctober 1, 2015
    If you're between 18–26 years of age, bring your ID and receive 2€ off admission.
  • Miranda B.
    Miranda BakerJuly 12, 2013
    Be prepared for a long line and a long wait.it is totally worth it!
  • Charles W.
    Charles WolfordOctober 16, 2016
    Every time I visit is more interesting than the last. Probably my favorite place in Paris
  • Jocelyn H.
    Jocelyn HoltonSeptember 17, 2013
    Get there early! We queued for three hours, but it is worth it!
  • Hugo N.
    Hugo NeuprolerJuly 7, 2013
    Actually a manageable temperature in these watery tunnels. Best reprieve from the sun you'll find in Paris.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WongSeptember 11, 2014
    students get discounted tickets! this place is really eerie but also very humbling.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LiszkaAugust 15, 2012
    Imagine a femur. Now imagine 100,000 femurs. Also it's a little dark. There, you've visited the Catacombs.
  • Lilith A.
    One of the coolest things in Paris. Don't miss it.
  • Iva K.
    Iva KoevskaJune 12, 2016
    Definitely get the online tickets and skip the line.
  • Vicente J.
    Vicente JuniorAugust 8, 2014
    You better go early in The morning. The line get's very long.
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WhiteDecember 24, 2016
    Kinda of run down attraction but still pretty cool and creepy. Long wait in line but you can pay extra to skip the wait.
  • Jim L.
    Jim LaVeckAugust 14, 2013
    Be prepared for a wait. And while it's open until 5 most days, the last entry it's at 4.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LiewApril 12, 2015
    Make sure you wear comfortable shoes because it's a long walk.
  • E.
    E.October 27, 2013
    Get there early and don't give up, it's amazing. :)
  • Leo W.
    Leo WJuly 16, 2013
    Admission stop at 4pm, you have to be here for queue at 2pm or you won't make it in.
  • Robert A.
    Robert AccetturaJanuary 10, 2015
    Arrive early or late to avoid the worst lines. It's narrow not very tall passages and a decent walk. Be prepared
  • Cianna S.
    Cianna SJanuary 30, 2011
    Wear shoes that won't slip on water. And check out bone jenga in the store at the end!
  • María Alejandra C.
    Its really shocking. I was surprised and scared. Yo many bones to my taste. But its a obligatory visit
  • Cat S.
    Cat SaylesDecember 29, 2012
    This is easily my favorite touristy thing to do in Paris!
  • Julien R.
    Julien RenautAugust 7, 2011
    Two hours in line!! But the bonewalls and the sinister environment were worth it!
  • Mahin J.
    Mahin J.January 10, 2014
    Creepy guard tried flirting with me, asking me if I was scared of death whether I would return to see him.
  • Shei Wah T.
    Shei Wah TanOctober 7, 2014
    Get a good guide else you wont whats going on.
  • funky f.
    funky flavorSeptember 5, 2016
    Prepare to wait a long time in line. Keep in mind that on their last hour or so they only let 200 ppl in. It costs12 euros not too bad.
  • funky f.
    funky flavorSeptember 5, 2016
    Not too expensive. Prepare to wait in line for a long time
  • Tamara S.
    Tamara SternJuly 17, 2011
    They close the doors 4pm so you have to get here before 3:30 to get inside
  • dbms
    dbmsMay 23, 2012
    When high session - come at 9, even 9-30 is too late to go with first group on opening.
  • Sergio G.
    Sergio Gómez MtzJuly 22, 2015
    It is a really good experience but it is frightening
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 30, 2015
    Amazing to walk through these, I felt like Indiana Jones
  • iKangaroo
    iKangarooJune 15, 2010
    2km of underground tunnels made up of human skeletons. Takes about an hour to wind through. Closed on Mondays. Read more
  • Kari E.
    Kari EMay 24, 2013
    Bring a umbrella and a bottle of wine
  • Razan A.
    Razan Al-ArajMay 26, 2015
    Don't miss it. It's worth the wait.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SchueppJanuary 6, 2014
    must see in Paris!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley McNamaraNovember 20, 2013
    They don't want you using your camera flash, but won't get mad if you turn on the flashlight option.
  • Alice D.
    Alice DaerJuly 23, 2010
    Stop at Paul patisserie/cafe across the way for a snack while you wait in line.
  • Jari
    JariNovember 7, 2013
    First week of November and only 5 min queue at noon.
  • Aivar K.
    Aivar KangustMay 18, 2014
    It is better to take guided tour.
  • Carlos J.
    Carlos JaneiroNovember 25, 2012
    They are closed due to AC problems.... fuc&#%%&!
  • Phil N.
    Phil NomApril 29, 2015
    Leave the kids at home
  • Olga J.
    Olga J-aFebruary 14, 2015
    Enter at your own risk!
  • Baratunde
    BaratundeApril 6, 2011
    People are exhausted and confused after completing the walk. Freak them out. When they exit yell "Benvenuti in Italia!!!"
  • Alex V.
    Alex VoskresenskyJuly 26, 2014
    The line is about 3 hours waiting
  • Jason S.
    Jason StokesMarch 3, 2012
    Moves at the speed of French bureaucracy.
  • Kari E.
    Kari EMay 24, 2013
    Stuck in a French case of emotion....
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    Long lines... last admission is 4pm
  • I. W.
    I. W.February 26, 2015
    The movie was better.
  • Yalcin P.
    Yalcin ParmaksizApril 8, 2013
    Just like a real horror movie
  • Jenny G.
    Jenny GnssnFebruary 7, 2016
    Met my expectations
  • Tine X.
    Tine X KillerkirscheAugust 22, 2014
    Faszinierend
  • Ashkan F.
    The worst place ever, nothing to see, waste of money!
  • Richard D.
    Richard DoughtyJanuary 18, 2012
    Not for the claustrophobic.
  • Ivan M.
    Ivan MaslyukMarch 24, 2013
    Don't be shy, ignore the line, nobody will say you a word ;)
  • Cyrielle L.
    Cyrielle LouiseMarch 2, 2016
    Une partie de l’Histoire de Paris :) Prendre son billet à l'avance sur Internet pour ne pas attendre, c'est un coupe-file Visite ~1h15 / 14° Prix 27€ avec audio guide, avec c'est bien plus intéressant
  • Pedro H.
    Pedro HenriqueSeptember 4, 2014
    Como disseram, chegue cedo. Abre às 10h. Um dia cheguei às 10h20 e a fila estava dando a volta na praça. Voltei outro dia às 8h15 e fui o décimo da fila. Valeu a pena a espera!
  • Brice B.
    Brice BouguenecAugust 19, 2014
    Lieu exceptionnel, hors du temps et de la vie au dessus de nos têtes ! Un vrai moment apaisant malgré certains qui trouveront l'ambiance assez glauque.
  • João Victor D.
    João Victor DominiciJanuary 3, 2016
    12€ para adultos, de graça para menores de 18 e 10€ para estudantes com documentação. Chegue bem cedo, de preferencia 30min antes de abrir (9:30), por que as filas chegam a assustar.
  • Julien G.
    Julien GirardonDecember 19, 2016
    C'est assez impressionnant lorsque l'on met les pieds dans la première pièce envahi de crânes et ossements. L'audioguide très pratique car facilite l'immersion aux origines de la création
  • J'aime Attendre
    J'aime AttendreOctober 19, 2012
    Sachez qu’il n’y a ni toilette, ni vestiaire, qu’il y a 130 marches à descendre, 83 marches à remonter et que la température est de 14°. Cela étant, la visite vaut le coup ! D'autres conseils sur Read more
  • Eddie S.
    Eddie SoaresAugust 21, 2014
    As Catacumbas são incríveis. Tem toda a história de sua criação e como que se tornou um deposito de ossos. O irritante é a fila gigantesca q se acumula pra entrar. Em alta temporada espere 3h de fila
  • Anaïs
    AnaïsMay 10, 2016
    Intéressant et plein d'histoires. Flash photo interdit. Avec un peu de chance un des guides peut venir vous voir et vous raconter plein d'anecdotes sur les catacombes.
  • Ingrid W.
    Ingrid Wagner1 week ago
    Un lugar fascinante. Lo mejor es comprar la entrada online. Esta muy bien ventilado y hace mucho frío.
  • Coralie J.
    Coralie JaunetOctober 9, 2011
    Venir assez tôt car la file d'attente est souvent longue, notamment les week-ends et l'été. Et les catacombes ferment extrêmement tôt.
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LarrèdeMarch 2, 2013
    Prenez l’audioguide car les panneaux d’informations sont absents à certains endroits stratégiques. Sans cet outil, votre visite risque de vous paraître longue et insignifiante par moment.
  • Carlo S.
    Carlo SagredoMay 14, 2013
    Es medio tetrico, pero muy buen tour por las catacumbas de Paris y esos millones de esqueletos. Si van a Paris tienen que dar una vuelta por las catacumbas.
  • Pierre C.
    Pierre CannJuly 12, 2013
    Incontournable à faire au moins une fois à Paris pour entrer dans l'histoire passionnante de la ville
  • Влад Ф.
    Длинные и тёмные туннели, долгий спуск и подъем. Клаустрофобикам не место. Зал с черепами большой, к нему топать минут 10-15. Все катакомбы занимают 40-45 минут. Вход 12 евро. Сумки проверяют.
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 27, 2015
    Avec le temps, cet endroit c'est dégradé et perd de son "charme". A voir tout de même pour l'histoire de Paris
  • Füsun
    FüsunFebruary 15, 2015
    Paris'te görülmesi gerekenlerde ilk 10. Yalnız önünde her daim sıra oluyor. 3 saate yakın bekleyebiliyorsunuz. Yine de vaz geçmeyin derim. Paris'in yer altı mezarlığı.
  • Erick A.
    Erick ArandaOctober 30, 2016
    ¡Este lugar es genial! No duden en ir. Lo malo es que pasaran más tiempo en la fila que en el osario.
  • Vélib'
    Vélib'October 31, 2012
    Le cimetière des Innocents étant de plus en plus insalubre, il avait fallu trouver à l’époque de nouveaux moyens de conservation des défunts. Une carrière a été choisie. Read more
  • Paulette L.
    Paulette LecarosNovember 16, 2015
    Prepárense a caminar mucho, es fresco el lugar y sin dudas lleguen con la app del tour. Recomendado!
  • Elena B.
    Elena BlissfulJuly 29, 2014
    Очень большая очередь, советую приходить за час до открытия. С собой обаятельно теплую одежду и непромокаемую обувь, внутри много луж.
  • Katrin S.
    Katrin SupovaJune 6, 2013
    не работает в понедельник, последний вход в 4. в 2 часа дня очередь как в мавзолей, приходите пораньше. внутри свежо.Часы работы: вт-вс 10.00–17.00, вход — 8 евро, 4–6 евро (льготный)
  • Eren A.
    Eren AkınJanuary 20, 2015
    Cidden ölüler imparatorluğuna iniyorsun. Bir de çıkması var o dar spiral merdivenleri... Her şeye rağmen çok etkileyiciydi.
  • Tatiane Cristine P.
    Horas na fila, chegue bem cedo. A atração dura em cerca de 45 min, lá embaixo é bem gelado. Local bem fechado e quem tem problemas de claustrofobia não recomendo. Fora isso é uma atração.
  • Spooky V.
    Spooky ValentineMay 3, 2015
    Prévoir d'arriver au moins à 9h pour l'ouverture à 10h. Très impressionnant.
  • Mauricio R.
    Mauricio RibeiroMay 27, 2016
    Um passeio gótico para refletir pela história, o passado, a vida, a morte e -principalmente - o que realmente é importante e o que fica.
  • Cornelius D.
    Cornelius DraviNovember 16, 2015
    Летом очереди огромнейшие. Людям, которые боятся узких коридоров, подземки и человеческих останков, данное место к посещению не рекомендую! Сам я ожидал большего, но в целом мне понравилось.
  • Cristian C.
    Cristian CardozoSeptember 14, 2016
    É um passeio rápido. Para melhorar a experiência, compre os ingressos pela internet e pule a fila!
  • Brz Brz B.
    Brz Brz BnMarch 1
    Paris'te gezilecek en enteresan yerlerden biridir. İnsan geri dönüşümü de denilebilir. Önceden bilet almazsanız saatlerce sıra beklemek zorunda kalırsınız.
  • Hudson B.
    Hudson BezerraAugust 24, 2013
    Deve ser muito interessante por dentro: todos os dias uma fila maior que o pau da bandeira (do Brasil)!!!
  • Victor R.
    Victor RochaNovember 7, 2015
    Uma bela caminhada cheia de história e alguma emoção sob o solo de Paris.
  • Haran A.
    Haran AmorimJanuary 25, 2015
    Lugar único, vale a pena
  • Mathieu C.
    Mathieu ChampelySeptember 18, 2011
    Comptez 30 - 40mn de queue a partir du parcmetre. Les bonhommes ferment dans tous les cas a 16h.
  • Larissa F.
    Larissa FerroniSeptember 11, 2015
    Chegar ate nove e meia, senao a fila vai dar voltas na praca sim! E lembre q a saída nao é no msm lugar, pra nao se perder
  • Alexandre M.
    Alexandre MlnApril 12, 2015
    Venir tôt ou ne pas venir du tout...attente trop longue
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