- 2 hours
Interested in a different Paris tour? Check out: Paris French Revolution History Tour or Haussmann Architecture Tour.
- Paris Catacombs
- 2 Hours with a PhD or MA level guide
- Skip-the-Line Tickets and special VIP access to areas closed to the general public
There are 131 steps to go down and 112 steps to climb up. The 1.5 kilometer circuit is one-way only. There's a risk of falling due to uneven and slippery floors. We walk for 2 hours on narrow passageways and under dim light. Due to the conditions mentioned the site is not wheelchair accessible.
The group reservations are limited and can only be secured for specific time slots, usually between 4 and 6pm. Unfortunately there are no group reservations available in the morning.
Where does the tour start and where does it end?
We start the tour at the main entrance of the Catacombs at 1, Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy and we exit at 21 bis, Avenue René-Coty. The circuit is one-way only.
The daughter of a sculptor, Marie has been surrounded by art ever since she was born. A native Parisienne, she holds an undergraduate degree in history and art history, with a specialty in iconography and French and Flemish paintings from the 16th to the 18th centuries. She also holds a Master's degree in museology from the Ecole du Louvre and one in Art History from the Sorbonne. She currently works for the French National Art History Institute on special cultural events. Since she loves literature, ballet, theatre, opera, jazz clubs, and classical concerts—she has been playing the piano since she was 9—Paris and its artistic life are a perfect fit.
Iveta Slavkova is Assistant Professor at the American University of Paris (AUP). She was born in Sofia, Bulgaria to a family of French francophiles, and always dreamed of living in Paris where she came to study Art History in 1999. In 2006 she defended a PhD at the Sorbonne on the European avant-garde around World War I. Her first monograph "Réparer l'homme. La Crise de l'humanisme et l'Homme nouveau des avant-gardes" (Restoring Humanity. The Humanism Crisis and the New Man of the Avant-Garde) was published in 2020 (https://www.lespressesdureel.com/ouvrage.php?id=2218). Iveta has edited one volume and published a number of academic articles on topics related to art, politics and power, namely in the context of World War I and World War II (https://www.aup.edu/profile/islavkova). A passionate museum goer and city stroller, she likes discussing and interpreting well know facts and making discover the secrets charms of bigger and smaller Parisian museums and neighborhoods where she has guided many students and visitors.
Even before getting his university degrees in Law and Business, Laurent was the youngest “guide-conférencier” to obtain his license in France at the age of 16. With an authentic passion for art and history, he had a previous career in international business and marketing before focusing entirely on his job as guide. An art collector himself, particularly fond of painting, he attended open courses at the Ecole du Louvre and graduated from IESA art school. His purpose, thanks to a very participative approach, is to make you see and understand art rather than just learn about it.