Paris, France

Paris Catacombs Tour

with Tomas

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5 reviews

Tomas

Style: Intellectual, Offbeat

Touring the Paris Catacombs, the haunting resting place of more than 6 million French citizens is a truly unique experience. Our tour group sinks deep into the tunnels of Paris and covers over a kilometer of catacombs littered with human remains. Explore the disturbing and extraordinary history of the burial grounds while learning the chilling stories and legends of these galleries of skeletons.

The Paris Catacombs were built as limestone quarries, which were mined for the building of some of Paris' most famous buildings and bridges. After the mid 1700s, the quarries were used to deal with Paris' overcrowded cemeteries, and millions of bodies were transfered from the cemeteries to the catacombs. In order to maximize the storage capacity of the quarries, the exhumed bodies were simply stacked on top of one another in different rooms in the Catacombs creating many miles of human-bone walls.

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$89
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for 3 hours


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My tours are based on a simple philosophy — we all deserve to have inspiring traveling experiences. We strive to create tours of Paris that are informative, creative, and fun for our clients. On our tours, you'll see all that Paris has to offer, from the iconic monuments like the Eiffel Tower to the lesser-known, local favorites. Our team is full of knowledgeable, seasoned Parisians, united by our passion for the amazing city. We are all true inhabitants of Paris. Some of us are historians, architects, painters, writers, even actors! And we all share one thing in common - an undying love of the City of Lights. Equally important to us is our commitment to excellence, helping to make your Paris experience mesmerizing and unforgettable. Full profile


5 Reviews

Tami R.

Wonderful tour. Well worth it as we were able to skip the long entrance queue. Our guide (Ella?) was a real fan of the tombs and it showed.

Frank L.

Our tour of the Paris Catacombs was truly unique - and our guide was entertaining and made it a lot of fun. However, be sure to plan to spend the entire morning - about four hours total - for the tour. Initially, we thought we were signing up for a one-hour tour and were surprised at how long it turned out to be. Also, there are lots of steps - almost 200 down at the start and almost 100 back up at the end so, if you're not fit, this isn't for you. If you can do the stairs, though, it's an experience unlike any other you'll have in Paris!

Gregory W.

The catacombs are impressive and haunting with lots of history. Very worth the time. Aeon Tours, however, deserves little credit. They are just a clearing house who sends their customers to a subcontracted guide. Not a crime in itself, except for the fact that their only job was to provide communication between clients and guides and manage logistics. Complete failure. Despite multiple emails, then texts, then phone calls getting recorded messages, I guessed at where to meet the guide and happened to find him after asking countless people if they were affiliated with Aeon Tours. Zero value added by this tour company. I hate to think what their cut of the fee was. They deserve nothing.

Gregory W.

The catacombs are impressive and haunting with lots of history. Very worth the time. Aeon Tours, however, deserves little credit. They are just a clearing house who sends their customers to a subcontracted guide. Not a crime in itself, except for the fact that their only job was to provide communication between clients and guides and manage logistics. Complete failure. Despite multiple emails, then texts, then phone calls getting recorded messages, I guessed at where to meet the guide and happened to find him after asking countless people if they were affiliated with Aeon Tours. Zero value added by this tour company. I hate to think what their cut of the fee was. They deserve nothing.


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