Catacombes de Paris

1 avenue du Colonel Henri 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
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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Visitor tools

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

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

'Queuejumper' ticket: €29 (without audioguide)
Children's ticket (5-17 years): €5 (without audioguide)

Group tour

Groups (10-20 people). 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

Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 8.30pm. Closed on some public holidays.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Catacombes de Paris

1 avenue du Colonel Henri 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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