Paris' Catacombs Walking Tour: Your tour starts by skipping the lines to walk directly into the Catacombs. This vast, underground cemetery is composed of miles of underground tunnels lined with the skulls and bones of some 6 million Parisians. In the company of a local expert guide and a small group of 19 people or fewer you’ll explore this unbelievable city of the dead where each room reveals ever more ornate and macabre bone decorations.
Along the way, you’ll hear the unbelievable story of how the catacombs were built and the massive project that was undertaken to move bones from around the city to this point. Your special-access status means the guards will also open gates just for your group, letting you into areas like a secret chapel ornately decorated with skulls and femurs.
Believe it or not, the Paris Catacombs are just as much a symbol of city at Notre Dame or the Eiffel Tower. They contain bones representing some 2,000 years of history and their construction was a unique civil engineering project that helped give rise to the modern city. If you want to see a different and completely surprising side of the City of Lights, this is the perfect place to start.
Meeting/pick-up point: In front of the Café du Rendez-vous.
Duration: 2 hours.
Start/opening time: At 12:30pm. Additional departure at 10:30am in the following days: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. March 25. May 13, 20. Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.