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This Tour is guaranteed at max 6 people per group

Paris Catacombs Tour | Semi-Private Underground Experience


Max 6 people
1 hr 30 mins
Paris Catacombs Entrance
Refundable booking

LivTours Paris Catacombs Tour is a semi-private tour that takes you beneath the dazzling lights of modern Paris to the underground world of the catacombs. This stunningly  macabre 200-mile maze houses the painstakingly arranged remains of 6 million Parisians. On this tour, you will get to see all the ghoulish sites without waiting in line. Enjoy the added bonus of LivTours VIP access to usually restricted chambers.

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  • Admire millions of intricately arranged bones in the Catacombs on a semi-private tour
  • Hear the fascinating tales of the Catacombs’ history, wartime use & resident ghosts
  • Savor the luxury of priority access into the Catacombs with an expert local guide
  • See the legendary crypts where beheaded revolutionaries were laid to rest
  • Explore restricted Catacombs chambers with LivTours’ special access with your guide
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Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.

Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

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Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions


Your Paris Catacombs Tour begins with a bone-chilling descent down 133-steps. These tunnels were used in the 13th century to quarry limestone for buildings as grand as Notre Dame. As you make your way through the narrow tunnels, you will learn what forced Parisians to bury their dead here.

Bone Art

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,” constructed out of various skeletal remains.

Paris Catacombs in History

In addition to housing the dead, the Catacombs played an important role in many 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. 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.

Resident Ghost

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.

Keep in mind, only 200 people are allowed into the Catacombs at any given moment. With LivTours, however, you will enjoy VIP access to all of the Catacombs’ major highlights without waiting in line. The LivTours Paris Catacombs Tour will also take you to areas that are restricted to the general public. Although we can’t take you through all 200 miles of the Catacombs, our Paris Catacombs Tour will lead you to some of the most exclusive areas in this Parisian underworld.

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  • Skip-the-line tickets to Paris Catacombs
  • Access to secret Rooms of the Catacombs
  • Fully guided experience
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Unforeseen Changes

Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility.  If the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.

Mask Rules

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel. Especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of the innovation, changes, and challenges that face us in this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the museums and sites on this tour require all visitors to wear a mask. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.

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All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

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Loved the exclusive access!

"This was a great informational tour. The catacombs only allow 200 people in at a time which leads to long lines. We had access to private areas, not open to the public or anyone who does the audio tour. Our tour guide Leo was great, very knowledgeable and passionate about the catacombs. "

Guy


Definitely worth the money

"We believe this is a good tour for families with kids. Going underground is different, fascinating, kind of spooky and certainly something that makes a huge impression on kids which helps them better remember what they saw and learned. My husband and I were just as impressed and fascinated as our two sons. We really had no idea all the history that runs under the streets of Paris. We certainly recommend this tour and especially so, if you have kids."

Barbara - USA


A different experience

"If you have the time, this tour is worth your consideration! We had NO IDEA about all that lies under the streets of Paris. The tour is very comprehensive and we went away very inspired and with new admiration for all of the history that this city represents."

Jorge - Spain


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By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.

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