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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  • 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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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)


Can only give 5 stars...

The queue was 5 hours long... even their ‘skip the line’ queue was lengthy but this, we got there, met Leo and we were in. Absolutely brilliant!

Leo was a fantastic guide. She was able to accommodate my booking for my wife’s surprise Xmas present at short notice. She was very passionate and knowledgeable and took pride in sharing this with us, answering any questions we had. The rest of the group were great too, it felt as though we were among friends.

We’d recommend seeing the Catacombs to anyone but only if you do it through Leo. The tour time is also longer than the standard tickets. We got about 2 hours exploration time!

A memory that will stay with us forever. Thank you Léo! 💀🌟
Really cool tour
It was just my husband and i for the tour, so we had our own private tour. Leo was friendly and full of cool facts about the catacombs. Really great tour!
Leo (aka Eleonore) is amazing!
Leo who gave us the tour (appears on this website as Eleonore but goes by Leo) was so great. She was very very knowledgable on the catacombs and not just the history but more current events to do with the catacombs as well. She brings a big binder to show you pictures and maps to give context to the stories she tells you. She points out how to identify different things about the bones and does a really good job of making sure everybody gets a change to see. She also sends out a primer email a bit before the tour so you have a copy of the ticket if you need it, you know where to meet, what shoes to wears, practical information about the museum. Leo probably knows every bone in the catacombs and she is passionate about all of them.
Fantastic guide, fantastic tour
The catacombs tour led by Leo (Eleanor) is amazing. You get some history, some laughs and even a ghost story. The setting is like nothing I've ever seen before and Leos tour makes it more fun and less creepy.
I would definitely recommend this tour and this guide!
Excellent Tour, excellent guide Leo, so much information, anecdotes...

This operator has 5 reviews for other tours


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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