Paris Catacombs

Last Updated: 22nd Jan 2014

by – Matt Vernick, Tour Manager, Europe

paris catacombes

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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