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Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) Tours

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Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris)
The Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) date back to the 1700s, when the ossuary was formed from an old underground quarry. Over the years, more and more remains were brought here from overcrowded cemeteries to make room for the city's development, up until 1860. For those with an interest, it’s a fascinating look at a former burial practice.
Address: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Roi-Tanguy, Paris, Ile-de-France 75014, France

Recent Reviews from Experiences in Paris

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Seeing the first stacked bones. It became very real, very fast.
Nanatraveler
, Mar 2020
It was great to see the long line and we just walked to the front at our scheduled time. The checkin process was very quick and easy. We loved the Catacombs !!!
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WARNING! lots of stairs
Sarah_k
, Mar 2020
A very interesting, and very informative day trip. There was lots of information about the history of the catacombs, and how they came about. It was easy to locate and access via public transport. I believe the optional headsets enhanced the experience and are very much worth it.
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Unique experience well worth it
Alicia_M
, Mar 2020
No wait with buy ahead tickets, looked like the line would have been about a half hour long m otherwise. Guided tour was nice, go at your own pace with audio recordings. Lots of steps down and back up (about 120 each) so keep that in mind. Great experience in the catacombs

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 Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Ticket and Audio-Guide

Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Ticket and Audio-Guide

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Discover the dark side of the “City of Lights” with pre-booked admission tickets to the Paris Catacombs. Skip-the-line entry lets you beat the rush and jump to the front of the entrance queue. Wander through tunnels and rooms decorated in the human bones and skulls of millions of Parisians. Tickets include an audio headset with commentary available in three languages.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes
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$47.03
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$47.03

 Paris Catacombs Visit : Skip the Line Admission Tickets

Paris Catacombs Visit : Skip the Line Admission Tickets

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On this amazing ship-the-lines tour to the Paris Catacombs explore the darker side of Paris. Must take your mobile voucher to the skip-the-line entrance at the Catacombs on the day of your experience. ✔ Instant confirmation ✔ Skip the line access ✔ The Catacombs of Paris are so beautiful which reminds the city’s important history ✔ Exploring 2 kilometers underground to the tunnel there are houses of over six million Parisians. ✔ Avoid the hassle and directly join the shorter skip line entrance Scan your ticket and gain entrance to the Catacombs. On regular days you have to tolerate hassle by waiting for 1-3 hours long queue. In this trip avoid the hassle and directly join the shorter skip line entrance. Getting in quickly rush in 20 meters underground, explore the city’s most exciting attractions. The descending 130 steps you will find the gravel pathway. Explore the past histories of Paris take horror clicks with the skulls and bones getting lost into the amazing environment.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.21
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$83.21
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Paris Catacombs : Premium Audio Guided Experience

Paris Catacombs : Premium Audio Guided Experience

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Discover the Catacombs at your own pace and prepare yourself for a unique and unforgettable visit 20 meters underground and a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday Paris above! Originally, the catacombs of Paris were limestone quarries, used for the construction of the bridges and buildings of the city. At the end of the 18th century, parts of these quarries became the 'municipal ossuary' of the capital as the bones from the largest cemetery in Paris were transferred here. It took two years to transfer all the bones down to the now famous Catacombs. Prepare yourself today for a trip like you've never seen before as you explore 3km of Paris' underground galleries!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$96.47
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$96.47

Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour

Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour

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Dig deep into history with an underground Paris Catacombs tour. Learn why the bones of more than six million people were deposited under the city in a complex maze of tunnels that you definitely need a guide to navigate.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.27
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$95.27

Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas

Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas

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Discover the darker side of the City of Lights with this skip-the-line tour of the famed catacombs of Paris. Explore these fascinating underground passageways lined with the bones of thousands of former Parisians and learn the history of the mesmerizing and macabre labyrinth. Bypass the long lines for this popular attraction and enjoy personalized attention in a small group limited to 19 people.
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  • 2 hours
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$95.27
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$95.27

Group or Private Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour

Group or Private Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour

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Venture beneath the City of Light to explore the dark underworld of the Paris Catacombs. Skip the entrance lines and head inside this fantastically macabre tunnel system filled with the skeletal remains of more than 6 million Parisians. Hear about the remarkable construction of the catacombs from an expert guide as you walk past ornate chambers piled with decorative arrangements of bones, and gain special access to chapels and chambers closed to the general public. Group size is limited to 19.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.30
Price varies by group size
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$101.30
Price varies by group size
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Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour

Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour

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See one of Paris's spookiest attractions on this skip-the-line tour of the "world's largest grave." Forego the long lines in front of the attraction and head straight inside. Be prepared to see thousands of bones and skulls, remains from graves that were overflowing and consequentially excavated in the 17th century and hear amusing antidotes from your expert guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.79
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$107.79

Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour with Special Access

Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour with Special Access

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See sections of the Catacombs of Paris that aren't typically open to the public on this 2-hour tour with skip-the-line access. With a guide, you'll descend below the city streets to explore a maze of tunnels that hold the skeletal remains of millions of Parisians, transferred there during the 18th and 19th centuries. As you go, listen to stories and facts about this macabre attraction and hear about the French monarchy and revolution. Select your preferred tour time when booking.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.06
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$98.06
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 Paris Catacombs Kids and Families Tour

Paris Catacombs Kids and Families Tour

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Getting kids excited about history can be a challenge, but this private tour is tailor-made for families with children of any age. Avoid the long queues with skip-the-line entrance to the Catacombs of Paris, explore the fascinating underground tunnels and tombs, and enjoy an entertaining and educational commentary from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$328.03
Price varies by group size
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$328.03
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Paris Catacombs Private Tour with Top-rated Alberto Local Guide

Paris Catacombs Private Tour with Top-rated Alberto Local Guide

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Visiting the Catacombs of Paris, this amazing network of old caves situated sixty feet under the level of the streets guided by our expert guide Alberto will be an unforgettable experience! You'll meet him right in front of the Catacombs and go inside, skipping the lines and then start your amazing tour through this 1.5km of underground paths. Alberto will tell you everything about the history of this unique place, that today hosts nearly six millions of bones. He will share with you all the secrets about this amazing and mysterious ossuary. You will learn that the Catacombs used to be a mining site, then filled with bones coming from the local overflowing cemeteries. So, if you are looking for a creepy and fascinating experience, this tour is the right choice!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$252.05
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$252.05
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Open Tour Paris: Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour by Day & Night

Open Tour Paris: Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour by Day & Night

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Discover the beauty of Paris with this comprehensive Hop-On-Hop-Off tour. Choose from 4 routes with 38 stops all over the city. Set your own pace and hop off at major attractions like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, and Montmartre, spending as much time as you like in each place. Opt for a 1.5-hour night tour to see the sights of Paris illuminated.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.30
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$60.30
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Paris with Kids Custom Private Half-Day Tour

Paris with Kids Custom Private Half-Day Tour

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This tour is for families who want to make sure everyone - kids and parents alike - enjoys their visit to Paris. Your guide will be young and dynamic, and will interact well with each member of the family. Your tour will include kid breaks that you choose: ice cream at Berthillon, or miniature sailing boats at Luxembourg gardens, or merry-go-round rides, or a Harry Potter stop etc. Our Paris icons - Notre Dame, Eiffel the tower, Louvre, Montmartre etc. - all have great stories behind them that can speak to children as well as for adults. And to put your program together, we will first ask you: how old are your kids? boys or girls? what do they like to do? what do they not like to do? and so on. This is a custom-made tour, tailored to your (and your kids') interests.
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  • 1 minute to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$164.23
Price varies by group size
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$164.23
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Catacombs Exclusive : Group Guided Tour with Direct Access

Catacombs Exclusive : Group Guided Tour with Direct Access

See one of Paris's spookiest attractions with this skip-the-line tour of the "world's largest grave." You'll get to forego the oftentimes long lines in front of the attraction and head straight inside. Be prepared to see thousands of bones and skulls, remains from graves that were overflowing, and consequentially excavated in the 17th century and hear amusing antidotes from your expert guide. ✔ Immerse yourself in the Parisian underworld and discover the dark secrets of the city's history. ✔ The Catacombs of Paris are so beautiful which reminds the city’s important history. ✔ Exploring 2 kilometers underground to the tunnel there are house of over six million Parisians.. ✔ Learn more about the remains from the 18th century and listen to stories about the former souls. ✔ special access to restricted areas in small groups of 18 people or fewer ✔ Duration: 2 hours ✔ Check availability to see starting times ✔ Printed or mobile vouchers accepted ✔ Live tour guide ✔ Skip the ticket line
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$227.93
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$227.93
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Paris Catacombs Tour

Paris Catacombs Tour

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Visit one of Paris’ most distinctive and macabre landmarks, and enjoy a seamless way to explore, on this tour of the Paris Catacombs. Meet your guide at the landmark, grab a headset to hear them clearly and, thanks to your skip-the-line-access, head right inside. Home to the bones of 6 million Parisians, the subterranean Catacombs date back centuries. Learn all about the history, explore the many winding tunnels, and even venture into corners that are normally off-limits to visitors.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.13
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$94.13
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Discover Underground Paris Catacombs for Kids & Families w Local Guide Alberto

Discover Underground Paris Catacombs for Kids & Families w Local Guide Alberto

Two things you should absolutely avoid when travelling with kids is stand in line and get them bored during an experience or visit. Therefore we not only offer skip-the-line access to the Catacombs of Paris, but also provide a special guide, Alberto, who is fantastic with kids, knows how to talk to them and keeps them engaged and thrilled throughout the whole tour with his stories and secrets about this mysterious place. Which kid doesn't love to go on an adventure underground, discovering millions of bones and learning many fascinating facts about one of the must-see sides of Paris? So, if you're looking for a tour your kids and you will love a 100%, than you found it!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$348.53
Price varies by group size
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$348.53
Price varies by group size

Paris Catacombs Semi-Private Tour with VIP Access

Paris Catacombs Semi-Private Tour with VIP Access

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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!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.51
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$143.51
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Paris Catacombs Premium : Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access (Small Group)

Paris Catacombs Premium : Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access (Small Group)

See one of Paris's spookiest attractions with this skip-the-line tour of the "world's largest grave." You'll get to forego the oftentimes long lines in front of the attraction and head straight inside. Be prepared to see thousands of bones and skulls, remains from graves that were overflowing and consequentially excavated in the 17th century and hear amusing antidotes from your expert guide. ✔ Immerse yourself in the Parisian underworld and discover the dark secrets of the city's history. ✔ Exploring 2 kilometers underground to the tunnel there are house of over six million Parisians. ✔ Learn more about the remains from the 18th century and listen to stories about the former souls. ✔ The Catacombs of Paris are so beautiful which reminds the city’s important history. ✔ special access to restricted areas in small groups of 18 people or fewer. ✔ Duration: 2 hours. ✔ Check availability to see starting times. ✔ Skip the ticket line. ✔ Printed or mobile vouchers accepted ✔ Live tour guide
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.29
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$300.29
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VIP Access And Skip-the-Line : Paris Catacombs Guided Tour

VIP Access And Skip-the-Line : Paris Catacombs Guided Tour

On this amazing ship-the-lines tour to the Paris Catacombs explore the darker side of Paris.Must take your mobile voucher to the skip-the-line entrance at the Catacombs on the day of your experience. Scanning your ticket you can gain entrance to the Catacombs. In regular days you have to tolerate hassle by waiting for 1-4 hours long queue. In this trip avoid the hassle and directly join the shorter skip line entrance.Getting in quickly rush in 20 meters underground.The descending 130 steps you will find gravel pathway. Almost 300 km of the tunnels narrowly paths stretch below to the streets of Paris. In the earlier stages the Catacombs used to serve as the final destination of more than about 6 million people, their bones, skeletons, and skulls. ✔Explore the Paris Catacombs ✔Discover the darkest secrets of the place ✔EXplore the history and legends of the Catacombs from an experienced expert guide ✔Avoid the hassle of waiting in a long queue for entering the unique Paris attraction
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$227.93
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$227.93
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Discover Catacombs of Paris

Discover Catacombs of Paris

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Everyone knows Paris is famous for its monumental architecture, world-class museums, and illustrious people. However, few realize that just 65 feet below its streets a parallel city exists with a population of some 6 million skeletons arranged in 200 miles of former quarry tunnels that equally merits a visit
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.72
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$144.72

Paris Catacombs : Skip-the-Line Access & Audio Guide

Paris Catacombs : Skip-the-Line Access & Audio Guide

See one of Paris's spookiest attractions with this skip-the-line tour of the "world's largest grave." You'll get to forego the oftentimes long lines in front of the attraction and head straight inside. Be prepared to see thousands of bones and skulls, remains from graves that were overflowing and consequentially excavated in the 17th century and hear amusing antidotes from your expert guide. ✔ Immerse yourself in the Parisian underworld and discover the dark secrets of the city's history. ✔ Exploring 2 kilometers underground to the tunnel there are house of over six million Parisians. ✔ Learn more about the remains from the 18th century and listen to stories about the former souls. ✔ The Catacombs of Paris are so beautiful which reminds the city’s important history. ✔ special access to restricted areas in small groups of 18 people or fewer. ✔ Duration: 2 hours. ✔ Check availability to see starting times. ✔ Skip the ticket line. ✔ Printed or mobile vouchers accepted ✔ Live tour guide
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.33
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$107.33
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One Hour Virtual Tour in Paris Catacombs with Expert Guide (Times in EST)

One Hour Virtual Tour in Paris Catacombs with Expert Guide (Times in EST)

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What is a Virtual Guided Tour? It is not virtual reality. It is a licensed guide led webinar packed with photos, videos, polls and a fully interactive chat function which makes this anything but a lecture video. There is also a live Q&A at the end satisfying all your questions about the Catacombs in Paris. Whether you’ve never been abroad or spent every summer in France, enjoy this exciting, interactive experience from the comfort of your home. All Start times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). You can use this timezone converter tool to verify what the start time is in your city. Change the city on the right to "New York" and insert the time you are considering. The tool will compute what time that is in your location.
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  • 2 days 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.00
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$11.00

Tours from Home: Descend into the Darkness of Paris’ Catacombs

Tours from Home: Descend into the Darkness of Paris’ Catacombs

All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Under the City of Light is a City of Darkness, the Empire of the Dead. Journey into the underworld on this live online tour from home. Over the duration of an hour, join our guide, a Parisian expert from their home to yours as they divulge their particular (and somewhat macabre) expertise - sharing the captivating history and grim experiences of some millions of individuals who, since the late 18th century have made up the macabre Empire of the Dead within the harrowing Catacombs of Paris. Engage with a leading expert guide who will share the fascinating yet often grim history of the Catacombs of Paris Learn the secrets to the composition and artistry of the bones, and the original design intent. Listen as the guide reveals the modern troubles that plague the site. Ask your personal expert the questions you’ve been dying to know. Connect to this live online experience from the comfort of your own home.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$10.00
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$10.00
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Should I book Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 19 Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) costs USD 47.03. Guided Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) tours start around USD 47.03 per person. See all 19 Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) tickets and tours on Viator.
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