Catacombs of Paris VIP Restricted Access Semi-private Guided Tour

1  hours
30  mins
1-6  people
Join your expert local guide and gain special VIP access to areas of the fascinating Paris Catacombs that are closed to the general public.
From 139.90€ / person
Free cancellation
We know plans change, that's why we offer a flexible cancellation policy. Learn More

Skip the lines and access locked rooms on this VIP Catacombs tour.

Far beneath the streets of Paris there is another, darker side to the city that very few get to see. Skip the long lines with pre-reserved timed entrance reservations on this semi-private VIP tour of the world’s largest ossuary. Underground gates are unlocked especially for you and your small group. Your expert guide will tell you the intriguing stories of those who worked, visited, and have been laid to rest here over the centuries, including the secret societies who still visit  this fragile and remarkable site today.  

"Worth getting a tour! I was hesitant to book this for the price, but I am so glad that I did. It was a fantastic tour, and John was knowledgeable and really went above and beyond in his role. I learned things I never would have otherwise. Getting to go to the restricted areas was a real plus and again having a guide to really explain things made this experience so much more impressive."


Avoid the long entry lines with official fast track access to the Catacombs.
Gain VIP access to parts of the Catacombs closed to the general public.
Semi-private groups of 6 people or fewer allow for a relaxed visit with personal attention from your expert guide.

What's Included

Guided 1.5 hour visit of the Catacombs
Official fast track entry, timed reservation and entrance tickets
Special access to parts of the Catacombs closed to the public
Expert English-speaking tour guide

Free cancellation

We know plans change, so we’re happy to offer a full refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour’s departure time.

Skip the Lines

Avoid the long entry lines with pre-reserved, fast track entry reservations taking you straight inside.

Exclusive Access to Restricted Areas

Gates will be unlocked for you and your small group, giving you special access to some of the most extraordinary spaces in the catacombs.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 130 steps to enter the catacombs and 112 steps to exit. If you have mobility or respiratory difficulties we do not recommend you take this tour.

The tunnels can be narrow in places. If you are claustrophobic we do not recommend that you take this tour. You may need to stoop very slightly from time to time if the ceiling is low, but you’ll always be standing upright.

The catacombs remain at a constant temperature of 14°C/57°F, even in summer. We recommend that you wear a sweater or a light jacket.

We recommend sturdy footwear. The floor is often damp and can be slippery.


Our Catacombs tours sell out far in advance.

Places on these small group tours are very limited and sell out weeks in advance. Don’t wait to book your spot!
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