18th-century Paris lacked the elegance it has today. The catacombs were built to address public health issues caused by overcrowded cemeteries.
Discover the hidden depths of Paris in the mesmerizing catacombs, an underground realm holding a haunting history and eerie beauty.
See a detailed replica of the port of Mahon, showcasing incredible creativity.
An inscription in French meaning “Stop, here begins the empire of death.”
Arrête, c’est ici l’empire de la Mort Sign
The Port of Mahón
Dubbed the "Barrel of Bones," this skull-filled structure stands over 2 meters tall.
Explore the labyrinthine route, and see quarries, stonemason marks, and archaeological remnants.
La Senda del Cantero
The Barrel of Passion
Among the catacomb's disordered bones lie notable figures like Nicolas Flamel, Blaise Pascal, and Robespierre.
Explore the catacombs to discover street signs directly above.
The Same Subway Paris Street Signs
Famous People Buried in the Catacombs
Cheapest Way to Visit the Catacombs of Paris
Check the operator's website for last-minute tickets priced at 18€.
How to Dress for the Catacombs
Dress warmly, especially in winter, to avoid discomfort while waiting outside.
When planning a visit to the catacombs in Paris, consider staying in hotels located in the nearby Montparnasse district.
Hôtel Du Midi Paris Montparnasse