The Catacombs of Paris, Paris

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One of the most astonishing sights in Paris, The Catacombs of Paris hold the remains of an estimated six million people's bones in a labyrinth of caverns and tunnels. Under Paris, the stone mines contain a harrowing arrangement of skulls and femurs that form many walls. Some of the arrangements are artistic, such as a heart-shaped outline on one wall, formed with skulls embedded in surrounding tibia bones. Audio guides are available in English that enable you to discover the site for yourself. To visit The Catacombs of Paris and get the most from your holiday in Paris, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paris trip planner .
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  • Our tour guide (Randa- Panda) was ABSOLUTELY excellent. She did such an awesome job explaining the history of Paris as it relates to the Catacombs. She was funny and informative. I found myself captiv...  more »
  • Paris is full of museums to explore. This made it to the top of must sees in Paris. I’ve Never seen anything like this before-not your typical museum!!! We took two boys, 10/13, who were fascinated by...  more »
  • We really enjoyed seeing and learning about the catacombs. I know there are hundreds of miles of them, but I've been told this is the most interesting part. Definitely worth it, as well, to pay for th...  more »
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  • Absolutely fascinating place to visit. Such an interesting place to visit. I was not expecting anything quite like it. I expected to have to book tickets for it weeks in advance, but instead i was able to book an hour before visiting using Headout. Well worth buying the fast pass as the queue started round the block! The history of the catacombs, the general atmosphere down there, was something unlike anything i expected. Fascinating. I would insist anyone wishing to visit to invest some money in the audio guides as well as that made the visit even more stimulating.
  • This place was really interesting. I liked learning about the catacombs and the history. That being said, I would tell everyone to skip this if you can't get tickets ahead of time and have to wait more than an hour or so. It was cool, but waiting for several hours made it seem less great.
  • A beautiful macabre place to visit! We bought the fast pass (includes audio guide) into the Catacombs which was definitely worth it since we bi-passed a huge line (always feels good). There are lots of the English tour guides going through so we got to learn even more just by shuffling along side them. I will say the tours get special areas to explore that the general passes don’t get. It is a tad cold once you get down the passage, so bring a coat. If you are scared of bugs don’t look too close to the skulls since they are crawling with them. Σ(-᷅_-᷄๑) DON’T STEAL BRO! Not cool! Very angry at the many graffiti and missing pieces! Such unique history should not be tampered with. Buy a skull somewhere else to bring home.
  • A great part of the the city. This hidden part of Paris maybe a bit macabre for some but I definitely like it. Get to see stacks of human remains, bones and skulls, deep under the ground. I wish there were more catacombs open to the public. There will be a line to stand in and for the handicapped not the best tourist attraction. Read up on it and go see.
  • The Paris Catacombs were hands down the highlight of my trip to Paris. My wife and I waited nearly two hours in line, but it was 100% worth it. Being able to see something like this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and the arrangements of bones were mesmerizing. It has the most odd beauty to it all. If you have the opportunity, go! Its worth the wait.
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