Semi-Private Catacombs of Paris Restricted Access Tour

Semi-Private Catacombs of Paris Restricted Access Tour
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$117.53
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

This VIP semi-private tour allows you to skip the long lines and unlock gates to hidden rooms in the Paris Catacombs. Join a small group of 6 people or fewer and an expert local guide, and discover the mysterious secrets buried under the streets of Paris.

Explore the hidden world beneath the streets of Paris, on this VIP small group tour of the Catacombs. Follow your guide more than 20 meters below street level, into the shadowy and fascinating world known as ‘The Empire of Death’ - invisible to the locals and visitors strolling the famous boulevards above.

Fans of the film As Above so Below will recognize these never-ending, gloomy galleries. The Catacombs extend for more than 200 miles beneath the city, and are home to the bones of over 6 million former Parisians. Their remains were moved here more than 200 years ago, as city center cemeteries overflowed, the open graves and unearthed corpses spreading disease (and some horror stories!) throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. With your small group of no more than 6 people, wander through endless tunnels stacked with neat rows of millions of bones, accompanied by your expert guide, who will also unlock gates closed to the general public and lead you into obscure rooms full of surprises. Legend has it that the Man in the Iron Mask is buried here, along with those guillotined during the French Revolution, and even some of their executioners.

This small group tour will allow you to get the most out of this exceptional visit, allowing you to bypass the crowds and spend more time enjoying this unique and fragile site. Learn the intriguing tales of those who worked, visited and have been laid to rest here over the centuries, including some who ventured in and never came out again. Hear stories of secret societies that still visit today. Past and present Paris and its inhabitants come to life as you explore the city’s gloomy entrails concealed below the surface.

This VIP semi-private tour allows you to skip the long lines and unlock gates to hidden rooms in the Paris Catacombs. Join a small group of 6 people or fewer and an expert local guide, and discover the mysterious secrets buried under the streets of Paris.