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Thrills at the Catacombs


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Available from Saturday October 22, 2016 to Sunday November 6th, 2016


The welcoming sign right before the ossuary says it all: “He who enters the Catacombs, enters the Empire of Death.” If there is one place in Paris that should be on your list of things to do for Halloween, than this is it!

The Catacombs of Paris is a highly popular attraction for visitors and welcomes more than 300 000 curious people every year. The main reason is because it is the biggest ossuary in the world. But a visit to the Catacombs is more than just a pile of bones. It’s a ride through history that will fascinate everyone in your family.

You will meet your guide at the entrance of the catacombs and will have direct access underground with our skip-the-line tickets. After going down a narrow flight of 130 steps, you will find yourself in ancient quarry tunnels. Your guide will tell you everything about what these tunnels were used for and how the workers managed to navigate through this maze.

During the 2km underground walk, you will see many interesting things such as sculptures, wells and fascinating 19th century structures used for consolidation. But the most fascinating part comes last: the ossuary. With the remains of over 6 million humans located in the catacombs, and with the bones of the front row neatly piled up, this visit will definitely send chills down your spine… Among these bones are those of many very famous French historical figures, whom you will know about buy listening to the comments of your guide.

WARNING: This visit is not suitable for:

  • young children (min 10 years old)
  • people with claustrophobia, heart failure or respiratory problems
  • people uncomfortable with the sight of humain bones
  • people with reduced mobility


Key Benefits:thrills at the Catacombs-room

  • A 1.5 hour walking tour through the catacombs
  • A professional and fully licensed guide
  • A game booklet for the children


Price per family (6 people max)


Book this activity

Duration of the activity 1.5 hours
Minimum age 10 years
What is included:

– Skip the line tickets to the Catacombs

– A private professional guide

– An entertaining gamebook for kids