Archaeological Crypt of Paris Archaeological Crypt of Paris

Archaeological Crypt of Paris A veritable step back in time. Paris at different times of her history is presented at the Archaeological Crypt of Paris.

Attention SILT perimeter (gray zone) from July 18 to 25, 2024
Please bring a Games Pass to access the attraction

Each person over the age of 13 must present a Games Pass accompanied by an identity document to the police. The Games Pass is a personal pass which is materialized by a QRcode to be presented at the perimeter access points.

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Access to the permanent tour and temporary exhibitions

E-tickets with priority access

Access to the permanent exhibition
Access to the temporary exhibitions in the Crypt.
The Archaeological Crypt of the Île de la Cité will be closed on July 26 due to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.


What to expect

The Archaeological Crypt on Île de la Cité is one of the biggest in Europe and retraces the development of the city. Vestiges date back from antiquity to the Middle Ages, the work of Haussmann and the Paris of today.  This underground museum, attached to the Musée Carnavalet, promises a journey through time. A fun and interactive tour will take you to the port of Lutetia, the Gallo-Roman public baths, and Notre-Dame during its construction.

The Crypt is paying tribute to the cathedral which overlooks it in an exhibition with videos and 3D models. An ideal opportunity to learn about the making of a legend thanks to Victor Hugo!

What is included :

  • Admission to the permanent collections
  • Admission to the temporary exhibitions shown in the museum

Good to know for your visit

The ticket purchased will not allow you direct access to the Archaeological Crypt. You will need to book a free time slot online. Instructions will be provided on your e-ticket at the end of your purchase. 

A reduced rate is offered by the Crypt, upon presentation of proof, to: young people aged 18 to 26, active teachers, holders of the "Paris Pass Familles" and "Famille nombreuse" cards, active librarians in schools, holders of the "Navigo-Améthyste-Emeraude" card, members of the Société de l'histoire de l'art français (French Art History Society)

Admission to the Archaeological Crypt of Paris is free, on presentation of a piece of identification, for: young people under 18 yrs, European Union residents aged 18 to 25 yrs inclusive, holders of the Pass Education, job seekers, people with disabilities and the person accompanying them, ... (full list available on the museum’s website and at the venue).

Admission to the Archaeological Crypt of Paris is free for everyone on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 1 October to 31 March.

In the light of France’s national security alert plan, we thank you in advance for your understanding for any waiting time caused by the security controls at the entrance of the museum. For this reason, priority access cannot be guaranteed when there is a high number of visitors.

Due to France’s national security alert plan, bulky baggages and suitcases are no longer accepted.


Visiting times: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm
Ticket desks close at 5.30pm.
The Crypt is open on 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, and 11 November.
From 18 to 25 July 2024, access to the Archaeological Crypt on the Île de la Cité is subject to prior purchase of a compulsory individual Games Pass. This also applies to museum staff and service providers wishing to access the site.
Due to the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Games, the Archaeological Crypt on the Île de la Cité will be closed to the public all day on Friday 26 July 2024.
Closed on Mondays and on some public holidays: 1 May, 25 December and 1 January

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