"Paris Catacombs" Catacombs Tip by Jenniflower

Catacombs, Paris: 56 reviews and 106 photos

If lower level attractions are more your thing, then make a trip to the Catacombs.

The Catacombs are deep underground tunnels lying beneath the bustling city of Paris... filled with the bones of millions of Parisians, placed here about 200 years ago to take the pressure off incredibly overcrowded cemeteries. Thousands of these skulls are of plague victims.

The construction of the catacombs began in 1785 when the first load of bodies started arriving to be placed in the tombs. The first cemetery to take part in the new development was the Cemetery of the Innocents.

A very interesting place to visit, albeit slightly nervewracking!

Address: Place Denfert-Rochereau, 14e
Directions: Open Tuesday-Sunday 2-4 (also 9-11am at weekends)

Metro Station: Denfert-Rochereau

Phone: +33 1 43 22 47 63
Website: http://www.catacombes.paris.fr/en/homepage-catacombs-official-website

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 18, 2006
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