- 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.
A native of San Diego (USA), Gil graduated in Politics and English from Brandeis University and later earned two Master's degrees: the first in Public Administration from New York University, and the second a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. After earning his MFA and producing his first book, Gil moved to Paris for a Parisienne and hasn't looked back. For over a decade Gil has lived, written, worked, and led tours in Paris. His background in literature - both canonized and contemporary - combined with his understanding of the inner workings of cities have enabled Gil to tell his narratives as experiences and provide unique insights into Parisian life.
Lindsey is an art historian with a PhD in Medieval Art and an MA in Contemporary Art. Her research focuses on the Gothic cathedrals of twelfth- and thirteenth-century France, and specifically on their sculpted exteriors. She has more than a decade of teaching experience working with students of all ages, from 18-month-olds learning to swim to adults returning to the university classroom. Lindsey moved to Paris in 2013 for dissertation research, and loved the city so much that she just never left! She began guiding walking tours of the city in 2017, and became a nationally-certified French tour guide in 2019. One of her greatest pleasures in life is introducing visitors to all of the wonderful history that Paris has to offer, from its ancient origins to its most modern buildings.
Lucien is a tour guide based in Paris. After a brief career in academia as a tutor for undergraduate students of the Sorbonne University, he started working as a tour guide in 2015, and has now lead over 2,000 tours. A graduate from both the Sorbonne University with a Master’s Degree in French Politics of the 1800s, and of Nanterre University with a Bachelor in Tour Guiding, he has lead tours for groups of 1 to 70, families and VIPs, institutions and companies alike. He is passionate about sharing French heritage to visitors from all around the world, from Monet’s gardens in Giverny to the traces of the tropical sea that once covered Paris. Currently, he is working on partaking in a family tradition by writing a book mixing personal anecdotes and unorthodox approach of the city that he’ll talk tirelessly about : Paris. Lucien looks forward to meeting any Context travellers willing to discover with him all that Paris has to offer.