Catacombes de Paris Member

1 avenue du colonel Rol-Tanguy - 75014 Paris

Montparnasse - Alésia - 14e Arrondissement


This Parisian ossuary, covering 11,000 m² of underground space is called the Catacombes in reference to the Catacombs of Rome. Visitors can access the Catacombes from Place Denfert-Rochereau. Six million bones from various Parisian cemeteries rest in the 1.7 km labyrinth of tunnels. The height of the passages is 1.8 m and the temperature is 14 degrees. The tour is not recommended for those suffering from cardiac or respiratory failure, sensitive individuals and unaccompanied children. An unusual and fascinating tour! Please note that the exit is located at 36 rue Rémy Dumoncel.


  • Histoire
  • Ossuaire

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Bookshop
  • Visitor tools

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Visitor tools

Audio guides are available for €5 in French, English and Spanish subject to availability. Listening time: 30 minutes.

Combined tickets

Catacombs + Archaelogical crypt, €17 (concessions €14).

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

'Queuejumper' ticket: €29 (with audioguide)
Children's ticket: €5 (without audioguide)

On-the-door ticket: €13 (concessions €11)

Catacombs + Archaelogical crypt: €17 (concessions €14)

Guided tour

For more information ask at reception.

Group tour

Groups (10-20 people): Group tours (with or without guides) are only permitted in the morning from Tuesday to Friday inclusive. Reservations must be made at least 6 weeks in advance from the Service d'Action Culturelle at the Musée Carnavalet on +33 (0)1 44 59 58 31.


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Closing times


Opening times

10am to 8pm every day, except Mondays. Closed on some public holidays.

Exceptional opening

  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Catacombes de Paris

1 avenue du colonel Rol-Tanguy
75014 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 43 22 47 63

  • Subway - Denfert-Rochereau
  • RER - Denfert-Rochereau
  • Bus - 38, 68

Museum in the same district: Montparnasse - Alésia

Museum in the same arrondissement: 14th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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