Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tickets

The easy way to skip the long lines and explore Paris’s creepiest attraction on your own

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Want to see the Paris Catacombs, but worried about the famously long lines? Our skip-the-line Paris Catacombs tickets are the perfect solution! Don’t waste your time waiting to get inside the eerie underground world of the Catacombs, simply purchase our great value tickets which allow you to skip the line and potentially save hours of your precious time in Paris.

  • Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tickets
  • Empire of the Dead
  • Underground tombs
  • Barrel of Passion
  • Macabre bone artwork
  • France's largest burial site

Purchasing these tickets gives you skip-the-line Paris Catacombs entry only. If you'd like a more complete Catacombs experience, our highly-rated guided tour lets you explore with an expert "cataphile" guide, so you can hear the folklore and insights that'll truly bring this place of the dead to life. You'll even get to see inside secret rooms that aren't open to the general public!

Still prefer to explore the Paris Catacombs on your own? No problem! After purchase confirmation, your skip-the-line tickets will be e-mailed to you within 48 hours. The barcode on these tickets can be shown at admission to allow you to enter the Catacombs quickly, however long the line may be. In peak months the wait times have been known to last up to 3 hours!

Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tickets

Your purchase includes:

  • E-mail confirmation and privileged skip-the-line ticket

  • Fast entry to the Paris Catacombs, however long the line

*These tickets are non-refundable. All sales are final, no cancellations. 

Catacombs of Paris - The Gateway to Hell

Tunnels have existed under Paris since the 13th century. They were once used to mine the limestone that helped build the city and also as ossuaries for burying human remains. But it wasn’t until the 17th century that the Paris Catacombs we see today really began to take form.

Paris was expanding rapidly and began to build over the now abandoned tunnels. A few major ground collapses later, and something had to be done.

At the same time, the population was growing and the city’s cemeteries were overflowing. So, Louis XVI decided to kill two birds with one stone and approved the reinforcement and extension of the tunnels for use as a burial place for the dead. In an eerie twist, the estimated 6 million bodies buried here actually help to support the structure itself.

Self-guided Paris Catacombs Tour

Once inside, you will be greeted with a sign that will welcome you through the "Gates of Hell." Descend beneath the Paris streets to enter a dark and cool ossuary, lit only by dim lights.

Inside, you’ll be able to explore the labyrinth of tunnels and macabre structures that make up the Catacombs. Many of the structures are made entirely from human bones, and there are some pretty creepy artistic displays to admire here too.

If you're looking to hear all of the exhilarating folklore surrounding the Paris Catacombs, we recommend taking a guided tour instead to get the full experience.

What you get with this tour
E-mail confirmation and privileged skip-the-line ticket
Fast entry to the Paris Catacombs, however long the line
Tickets are non-refundable. All sales are final, no cancellations.
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Excellent self guided tour
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Howard Scott McGregor

The device used is like a cell phone that you activate at specified points in tour. Loved it. >130 steps down and back up. Unusual experience and history. Worth the time and money.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

We always recommend comfortable walking shoes on all of our tours. The temperature inside the Catacombs is always around 14°C/57°F, no matter what time of year, so it's a good idea to bring a light sweater.

What to bring?

We always recommend comfortable walking shoes on all of our tours. The temperature inside the Catacombs is always around 14°C/57°F, no matter what time of year, so it's a good idea to bring a light sweater.

What if I'd prefer a guided tour?

We've got you covered! Check out our Paris Catacombs Tour with Secret Rooms & Privileged Access, where you'll join a small group and expert Catacombs guide.

Will my entry time change?

The start time of your entry may change. Please keep your day open. Your final start time will be sent with your entry tickets.

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