Last Updated: 16th Nov 2013
by – Matt Vernick, Tour Manager, Europe
The Paris Catacombs are just a part of the massive underground world of Paris that includes it’s sewer and metro system.
The Catacombs are old limestone quarries that were filled with the bones of the city’s dead after the city cemeteries became too full.
The bones of roughly 6 million of Paris’ former residents now ‘live’ in the underground tunnels.
A little bit hard to find but well worth it as you walk roughly 1 mile through the piles and piles of bones.
If this this seems like something you would enjoy, you may also like to visit the Crypt of the Capuchin Monks in Rome.
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Sooo wicked! They also have a youth/student discount, so make sure you ask! Its also great because it takes you off the beaten tourist path in Paris so you can find alot of cheap stores and cafe’s all around.
Take the metro to the Denfert-Rochereau stop – when you get to the street level, you will see an island across the street straight ahead – walk around to the other side and enter!
Miles and Miles of bones, creepy but so worth it!