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 transferred 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.
Your tour is flexible, which means we can meet where you want, when you want. We usually meet our guests at their hotel or apartment, or at our meeting point near the tombs.
We recommend meeting at 10:45 or 3:45 PM to avoid as much of the peak rush as possible.
Just let us know - it's up to you!
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
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