To ensure safety and preservation of the ossuary, suitcases and large bags are not allowed in the Catacombs. Only bags measuring less than 40x30 cm are allowed. They must be carried in front of your body or in your hand. Our museum does not have a coat room and luggage is not accepted.
Please remain vigilant.
The visitors’ entrance is located at:
1, Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy (place Denfert-Rochereau)
Metro and RER B: Denfert-Rochereau
Bus: 38, 68
Paid parking: Boulevard Saint-Jacques
Velib’: 2, avenue René-Coty
There are restrooms at the exit.
Tuesday to Sunday from 9.45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; ticket window closes at 7:30 p.m.
The Catacombs are open on July 14, August 15, November 1 and November 11.
Closed on Monday and certain holidays: January 1, May 1 and December 25.
Occupancy by hour
Time onsite : 45 min
Visit and access conditions
The number of site visitors is limited to 200. In case of a very large number of visitors, entrance may be temporarily interrupted.
Duration of visit: 45 minutes
The 1.5 kilometer circuit is one-way only. Entrance at 1, Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy and exit at 21 bis, Avenue René-Coty.
Constant temperature: 14°C
131 steps to go down and 112 steps to climb up.
Risk of falling: uneven and slippery floor. Narrow passageways. Dim light.
Children under fourteen must be accompanied by an adult.
The site is not wheelchair accessible because of the conditions mentioned.
The site is not recommended for the motor disabled, pregnant women, individuals suffering from claustrophobia or cardiac or respiratory insufficiency, sensitive individuals who may be disturbed by the site. The atmosphere may be anxiogenic for individuals with mental disabilities.
Sight-disabled individuals must be accompanied. Guide dogs for the blind are allowed, in addition to an accompanying person. White canes are prohibited.
The prohibition to touch the works, bones and surroundings applies to everyone, including the sight disabled.
If you have questions concerning visit conditions and access to the Catacombs, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read before your visit
Audioguides are available in French, English, Spanish and German.
Duration: 60 min
You are welcome to bring your own earphones. Please check the connector is a jack.
The unique and fragile ossuary presented at the Paris Catacombs must not be touched. Group leaders must make their groups aware of the essential rules for preserving the works and be considerate towards other visitors.
It is fordbidden to smoke, eat or drink inside the Paris Catacombs.
Camera tripods are not allowed.
The Paris Catacombs rules must be complied with. These rules are available upon request and may be read online.