Paris: Les Catacombes 14th Arr.

Created at the end of the 18th century when the Cemetery of the Innocents was ordered to be relocated due to the belief that the centuries old cemetery was the source of infection disturbing the area’s inhabitants, today, the Catacombs hold the skeletal remains of approximately six million Parisians in the city’s underground quarries. The main entrance to the Catacombs leads you down a narrow and dimly lit winding staircase (130 steps) into the quarries. From there, you can wander through a labyrinth of corridors created from  floor to ceiling stacked bones. At certain points, he tunnels of bones open up into larger galleries where tombstones mark their original location and date of burial.

Entrance at 1, Avenue of Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 14e arr/Metro: Denfert-Rochereau

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