Catacombs of Paris Skip-the-Line Guided Tour - in Paris - LikeALocal Guide

Catacombs of Paris Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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60 EUR

Discover the eerie wonder of the Catacombs of Paris with an expert guide who will reveal the secrets and history of this amazing place. No waiting in long lines for this tour!

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English
Tour by Eléonore
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I'm a 36 Parisian girl born and raised in a village nearby Versailles.
I used to create and sell "love locks" on the famous lover's bridge "Pont des Arts" with my darling, Sed (we've been a faithful couple for 14 years).
This job revealed me a keen interest in working with foreign visitors.
When the government replaced the bridge's fences by windows I started to search for another job. I've been lucky enough to find a company's ad searching for a guide specialized in Catacombs. This is how I discovered this job.
Being impassioned by catacombs and underground heritage for 9 years, I am currently employed by several companies to lead guided tours of the Catacombs Museum. I also do day-tours of the Normandy D-Day beaches, the town of Chartres and its cathedral, walking tours of the cemetery of Père-Lachaise, themed-tours about the historical crimes and legends of Paris...

This is the dream job to me: I love meeting people from all around the world to share my passion with them.

I also love history, music, gigs, exhibitions, pubs, urban exploration...

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Highlights

  • Get to know the history of the Catacombs of Paris
  • Hear intriguing anecdotes about the site
  • Skip the long line and enter when you arrive
  • Gain tips and local knowledge about Paris

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Description

How did the bodies of more than six million people end up crammed into an underground maze of tunnels? You'll find out on this moving tour of the Catacombs.

Follow your guide into the bowels of the French capital, through a network of galleries, 20 metres below ground.

Hear about the history of the 300 kilometres of quarries situated under the streets of Paris - and how this area became the resting place for so many of the city's citizens.

Your guide will tell you fascinating, entertaining and emotional stories about the things that happened in the darkness of this giant labyrinth.

Due to the huge popularity of this tourist site, the usual wait time to enter the museum is around two hours (some have even waited 7 hours!) but this is a 'skip the line' tour which means you will be able to walk straight in with your guide.

Depending on the ticket availability it may not be possible for the guide to enter the catacombs, however in this case the tour can be organised differently. Please send your booking request for more info.

To request a different start time please include a request in the message field when making your booking.

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What’s included & not included

  • Skip-the-line entry ticket
  • Expert guide fluent in English
  • Small-group tour
  • Sweet dreams on the following night...

Meeting point

The meeting point is situated in front of the entrance of the museum (Place Denfert-Rochereau)

Reviews from travellers (44)

4.8/5

Amazing Experience
We had the best time with Léo! She is a fantastic guide with an obvious love for the catacombs and the history. The tour was above and beyond what we expected in terms of information provided and the amount of time. Léo took us into areas that are not accessible to the general public and we did not have to wait in the very long line. If you want a personal tour from a top notch guide this is the tour for you! Léo stayed in constant contact with us and provided updates with our fail. She also went above and beyond with advice on other sights to see and help with directions on the Metro system.
Great experience exploring Paris catacombs with a local guide
My son and I really enjoyed the tour with our guide Leo (Eleonore). Time went by so quickly, it felt we were down there for few minutes rather the 1.5 hrs. Leo was casual and easy to talk to. She is clearly passionate about the topic and waved in number of stories from the past and current about the 'cataphiles', people who explore co called "negative Paris".
We are glad we choose this group tour. We went inside exactly at the scheduled time vs waiting in the line and Leo's personalized commentary made it very engaging. We also had an access to parts open to groups only.
In conclusion- a bit pricey but we are glad we did it. Great memories.
Amazing experience
When we arrived at the catacombs, the wait was over 2 hours to get in but with Léo, we got right in! Léo was a wonderful & incredibly knowledgeable guide. You can really tell that this is a passion of hers. I’ve already recommended her to family & friends who are planning trips to Paris. The catacombs were incredible, but having Léo as our guide made it 100 times better. We are so glad we found this booking because Léo truly gave us the best experience.
Great tour
Our guide met us at the main entrance to the catacombs. She was very knowledgeable and informative. It was very nice to skip the line,as it stretch around the block when we were able to enter. I would highly recommend this tour and this tour guide. Leo was very nice and willing to assist us with questions regarding the tour or anything in Paris. It was a great experience.
Excellent Tour
We had an excellent tour with Leo. She has a thorough understanding of the history of the catacombs and entertained us with great stories during our tour. Overall an amazing experience!

This operator has 5 reviews for other tours

4.6/5

Worth getting a guide
for Eléonore’s tour (Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery)
Leo was really knowledgable and made our tour of Père Lachaise much more interesting and worthwhile. Definitely get a guide. Other people in the cemetery looked a little lost without one.
American visit Père Lachaise Cemetery 24NO19
for Eléonore’s tour (Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery)
Leo (Eleonore 's nickname) was knowledgeable and pleasant. Both, my daughter and I enjoy our visit. But, Leo was a few minutes late, she did send notice.
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