Paris Catacombs

  • Historic site and monument

The underground system of Paris is a veritable labyrinth covering 300 kilometres, where two of those kilometres actually serve as a cavernous cemetery.

A veritable labyrinth in the heart of underground Paris, a unique site in former quarry galleries. Opened to the public in 1809, the world's largest ossuary houses the remains of several million Parisians as the Paris cemeteries closed.

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 9.45 am and 8.30 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Last entrance at 19:30

Average length of visit: 1 hour.

Constant temperature: 14°.

The catacombs are located 20 metres underground. Access is by staircase only. There are 131 steps down and 112 up.


"Reservation fee + entrance fee per person. A fixed price is charged for an activity with a Paris Museums cultural facilitator.

External guide allowed

Bulk ticketing: dedicated rates for CSEs, associations and communities and for tourism professionals.

For more information on fees, visit the dedicated page on or contact [email protected]

Full price: 29 € (Audioguide included.
Given the current attendance levels, no tickets can be sold on site.)
Reduced price: 23 € (Audioguide included.)
Child: 10 € (Children aged 5 to 17
Audioguide not included.).

Free entry for children < 5 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Full price : 29€ (audioguide included)
Reduced price : 23€ (audioguide included)
Child price (5 to 17 years old) : 10 € (without audioguide)
Children 0-4 years old : free entry

Twinned ticket Catacombs - Archaeological Crypt of the Ile de la Cité
Full price : 17€
Reduced price : 15€.


Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers


  • Minimum number of people : 10
  • Sales TO/Distributors


  • Animals accepted

Additional information

  • 131 steps down. 112 steps to climb.
  • Temperature: 14°. Not recommended for people with heart or respiratory problems, or for people who are sensitive.
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.


Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request

Average length of visit

  • 60 minutes (individual)
  • 90 minutes (groups)

Services and facilities


  • Guided tours
  • Shop


Documentation languages

  • English
  • French

Visit languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Languages of educational signs

  • English
  • French

Audioguide languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Additional information

Audioguides : 5€ (subject to availability)
Listening time : 30 minutes

Children audioguides in English, French, Spanish and German.


Metro and RER B : Denfert-Rochereau
Bus : 38, 68
Paid parking : Boulevard Saint-Jacques
Vélib' : 2 avenue René Coty

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