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Catacombs of Paris
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1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy 75014 Paris France
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-TanguyFRParis75014
+33 1 43 22 47 63catacombes.paris.fr
Historical Place, CemeteryToday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 8:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 8:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
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Illuminated labyrinth in former limestone mine with millions of ghoulishly arranged skeletons.- Google
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JOSHUA BRAINERD
2 weeks ago
I loved walking through the catacombs, but there isnt much to it so it may not be for everyone. Got there at 4:30 pm (16:30) on a Tuesday in May. There was about 100 people in line in front of us and it was a 35 minute wait. You have to descend about 200 steps to get down and then back up. It took us an hour to walk through. You exit a block or so from where you start.
Marcus Pröll
2 months ago
Very beautiful place!!! But we have to wait a long time.
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Jason Shim
10 months ago
Get in line as early possible or you will probably not get a chance to see the Catacombs. The Catacombs typically open at 10 am and the line usually starts forming at 8 am. It is, however, worth the wait. It is an eerie experience that will remain with you long after you finish exploring. Bring an extra layer as it is quite cool underground.
John Golightly
10 months ago
A must do when in Paris, although plan to get up early and get there before everyone else. The other reviews are not wrong, the line gets long. First - the experience. It's best to experience yourself, but I will say it puts life in perspective. The history conveyed on the walls about the tunnels, the geology, then the catacombs is amazing. Simply out you should plan on doing it, not many other places in the world where you can experience this. Second - the line. Doors open at 10 am (sort of). We were in line by 8:35am and were 20th in line. By 10am when it officially opens, the line had stretch around the entire block and back to the entrance (starting to overlap)....and it was poooouurrring rain. The staff were in no hurry to get going at 10am....not sure what the delay was since they opened the door and put up barricades at 9:00am, but we finally got to enter at 10:10am. Overall...a must see though.
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Allen Riedel
4 months ago
This is not a tour stop I would've chosen. Why pay, or heaven forbid wait in line, to see a pile of bones? Bones and bones and bones. Then some more bones, but the quotes are fantastic, hopefully you can read French or at least approximate with cognates. The structure itself is interesting with some cool formations and nice alcoves. It will be difficult to visit without being humbled. Life seems oddly more precious and paradoxically cheap while at the same time the more fleeting and ephemeral aspects of being alive definitively come to the fore.
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Andreas Borgström
8 months ago
Got there by ten and stood in line for about 1h 45min. There were a lot of bones, but it looked quite vandalised. It was worth the visit! I visited the bone church Kutna Hora in chech republic and if you like skelletons then thats the place to visit.
Sarah Dupont
9 months ago
I luckily came here about 3 years ago and it was less of an attraction for people, we waited for about 10 minutes. Warning do not come here if you, like me, have an overactive imagination, you are claustrophobic, and pretty much terrified of everything! It is very dark, and there was unfortunately a lot of graffiti (but only when you are going through the entrance bit). There wasn't a tour option when I went and so you were pretty much left to your own devices and it takes approximately 45 minutes - it took me and a friend about 15 minutes but it felt like hours, we ended up 'adopting' a family who were rushing through like us (they didn't realise though) It is very interesting if you look properly (which one of my friends was left to do on his own), but don't go in if you are even a little scared - it feels never ending. One thought to think about is, the man who worked in the gift shop was talking to me and saying he would never go down there! And for many years it has unfortunately been a place where necrophiliacs go to have sex!
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David McKenna
10 months ago
Let me explain why I give this one star rating. First off, the ticket office opens at 10am when it should open at 7am or operate on a reservation system only. By that I mean, if you arrive at 10 am you will wait four and a half hours, with the last three being in direct sunlight, which if you are like me and don't bring an umbrella on a cloudless day, you get baked. Second, there are no personal tours, only a little handheld device that plays for you a fraction of what you would like to know (like what all the quotations throughout the ossuary mean). Third, after seeing original pictures of the ossuary a century ago one can plainly see just how badly vandalized the ossuary is. The lack of preservation is everywhere and thoroughly disappointing.
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