On the day of your experience, take your mobile voucher to the skip the line entrance at the Catacombs, scan your ticket and gain entrance to the Catacombs. Avoid the hassle of waiting in the regular 1-4 hour long queue and directly join the much shorter skip the line queues. Once you gain entry, venture 20 meters (65 feet) underground, into one of the city’s most enticing attractions.
After descending 130 steps, you’ll land on a gravel pathway. From here, allow your audio guide to lead you through a one-way, 2km stretch of the mysterious ossuary. Explore the ancient past of Paris as you make your way along a maze of walls lined with skulls and bones. Learn all about how the Catacombs came to be and discover the role they’ve played on the city’s past and present. Hear urban legends, ghost stories, and tales about secret Cataphile parties. At the end of your tour, climb up 83 steps and make your way out of the dark, back to The City of Lights.
For more tips on how to make the most of your time at the Catacombs and choose the best experience, refer to our Catacombs tours and tickets collection.
These tours are available Tuesday through Sunday. The Paris Catacombs are open Tuesday - Sunday. Closed on Mondays and major holidays (May 1st and January 1st).
Reduced Price Tickets
Entry for those below the age of 18 is €5 and this can be bought at the entrance. Audio guide won't be provided to children, so, if you would like your children to have an audio guide as well, adult tickets have to be purchased.
The Paris Catacombs entrance is across the street from the Denfert-Rochereau station.
By train: Nearest metro and RER station is Denfert-Rochereau. You can reach via metro line 4 or 6 and RER line B. By bus: Nearest bus stop are Denfert-Rochereau - Froidevaux, Denfert-Rochereau - Arago and Denfert-Rochereau. Bus 38, 59, 68, 88, N14, N21 will stop here.
There is a paid parking lot at Boulevard Saint-Jacques. The entrance of visitors is at the following address: 1, avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy (place Denfert-Rochereau) 75014 Paris. When you exit the Catacombs, the closest metro station will be Mouton Duvernet.
You must enter the Catacombs at the time slot you have booked. A Paris Catacombs audio guide runs for 30 minutes; however, you may stay inside longer if you wish to do so. You will have the ability to pause and resume your audio guide at any point in time. Generally, visitors spend an average of 45 min - 1 hr inside the Catacombs.
The Catacombs maintain a constant temperature of 14°C (57°F). Be sure to dress warm or bring a jacket. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
There is only one toilet, located at the exit.
These tickets cannot be amended, canceled or rescheduled.
You will receive an email with your Paris Catacombs mobile voucher shortly. You will find a queue marked for visitors with tickets. Please line up in this queue and get your mobile voucher scanned at the entrance of the Catacombs to gain access.