The Paris Catacombs is unique among world sites. For the best possible visit, please follow these instructions.

Booking tickets

Health and safety

To avoid queuing up, please book a timed ticket online and check the time slot you reserved.
To protect your health and safety and that of our staff, we're asking that you come with your face mask and wear it during the visit.
Please wash your hands at the entrance and keep at a safe distance.

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Visit not recommended

The Paris Catacombs aren't wheelchair accessible because of the site’s underground constraints.
We do not recommend visits by :
- individuals with a motor disability
- individuals with cardiac or respiratory insufficiency,
- pregnant women
- sensitive individuals
- young children (under ten) because the direct confrontation with bones may be overwhelming. Children under fourteen must be accompanied by an adult.

243 steps

In the depths of Paris

In the Paris Catacombs, there are 131 steps to go down and 112 steps to climb up.

Duration of visit

One hour: ready, set, go!

For this 1.5 km circuit, plan on an hour-long visit.


It’s cool, even in summer!

The average temperature is 14°C, and it can be very humid. 

How to dress ?

Neither too much nor not enough

You can leave your boots at home, but be sure to wear comfortable shoes! However, waiting in front of the entrance can be long, even in winter, so don’t forget to dress warmly. 

What if I have a big bag? A motorcycle helmet? A stroller?

Suitcases or large bags are prohibited

To ensure safety and preservation of the ossuary, it is prohibited to enter the Catacombs with a suitcase, a large bag or a motorcycle helmet. Bags no larger than 40x30x20 cm are allowed. They must be carried on the front or held at your side.

There is no cloak room because the exit is located at 21 bis, Avenue René-Coty, nearly 700 meters from the entrance.

Strollers are not allowed either. Please use a baby carrier.


a bit of discipline never hurt anyone!

To ensure preservation of the site, you must not eat or drink on the site circuit, and animals are not allowed.

Any kind of alcohol is prohibited.

And, of course, you must not touch the bones, which are the fragile remains of millions of Parisians.


Mind your flash please!

Photos for private use are authorized, but you must not use a tripod or bulky material that may get in the way of other visitors. You may use the flash without disturbing other visitors.



Due to Covid-19, group visits are suspended for the time being. 

Informations for groups