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Paris Catacombs

Information and tips for visiting the Paris Catacombs, the 18th century underground cemeteries. Practical information about the history, opening times, and online tickets for the Paris Catacombs can be found at

Paris Catacombs Tickets and Tours

Address: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris
Metro: Denfert Rochereau stop - Line 4 or 6

How do I buy tickets for the Catacombs of Paris?

Only 200 visitors per hour are allowed in the Paris Catacombs. In high season, tickets can be sold out days in advance. It is possible to purchase your (online) tickets in advance:

  • Tickets Paris Catacombs from 69.90 € (Book your tickets)
  • Ages: 0 to 17, free entrance for EU residents
Opening hours:
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Closed on Mondays
Closed: May 1st, August 15th
Tip: The temperature in the Paris Catacombs can feel chilly, it may be nice to bring a jacket.

The Catacombs of Paris are a series of underground cemeteries linked by tunnels. This tunnel network is over 290 kilometers long. Today, the Paris Catacombs are open to visitors. The catacombs are only accessible through a 130-step staircase. The catacombs are accessible along a two-kilometer journey.

Sightseeing in the Paris Catacombs

The Catacombs are a network of underground cemeteries located in Paris. The cemeteries in Paris had grown overcrowded by the end of the 18th century. As a result, the old limestone mine beneath the city was converted into a storage place for the remains of 6 million Parisians. A tour through the tunnels will lead you past artwork made of piled skulls and bones.

Visiting the Paris Catacombs and Tickets

To enter the catacombs, an entry ticket is required. The catacombs sometimes have long lineups because only 200 visitors per hour are allowed. It is possible to purchase your tickets in advance. Would you like to book your tickets for the Paris Catacombs now? Click here for additional information

Catacombes de Paris bezoekenNetwork of tunnels in the Paris Catacombs
Tickets Catacomben van ParijsArtwork in the Paris Catacombs

History of the Paris Catacombs

Around 1780, a Parisian cemetery named Cimetière des Innocent was closed. Around 1785, the other Paris cemeteries were also closed. As a result, the remains of the closed cemeteries were cleared and relocated to the Paris Catacombs. Over the centuries, the Paris Catacombs have been used as an escape route or a hiding place. During the French Revolution, opponents of the revolutionary Robespierre hid in the catacombs. During WWII, a part of the tunnels was used by the French resistance.

Tours and Tickets Catacombs of Paris

Video: Catacombes de Paris, France


How do I get to the Paris Catacombs?

The Paris metro is a convenient and easy way to visit the Paris Catacombs. The underground cemeteries can be reached via Line 4 or Line 6 at the Denfert Rochereau stop.

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