Catacombs of Paris

Situated between place de la Concorde, rue de rivoli, the Palais du Louvre and the river Seine, the Jardin des tuileries is the oldest and most important French style garden of Paris. With its massive treed alleys, lovely lawns and ponds, it welcomes each day thousands of visitors who enjoy walking around, relaxing on a chair by a pond (freely lent to the public) or admire one of the many contemporary sculptures of the park.

Practical informations

From 1785 to 1814, always at the dusk, convoys of trucks draped in black will be routed from the remains of Parisian cemeteries. Classified according to their original cemetery, the bones are carefully arranged along the walls of nearly 2km of underground galleries. To ensure a rest (final) well deserved for millions of Parisians, among whom are the biggest names in the French Revolution, but also Rabelais, Lully, Perrault, quarries are fitted out and plaques are installed indicating their origin. Completely renovated in 2005, the catacombs attract annually nearly 250,000 visitors for what we believe is far from being a dismal tour.

1, avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy - Paris 14th district
Metro and RER B : Denfert-Rochereau

Opening hours
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission 16.00).
Closed on bank holidays.

- Full price : 8 €
- Free for children up to 13 years old included

Practical Information
The number of visitors inside is limited to 200, a wait is possible at the entrance (foresee one to two hour wait on weekends).
The tour lasts approximately one hour for a distance of 2km.

Catacombs of Paris