"Catacombs" Catacombs Tip by newsphotogirl

Catacombs, Paris: 56 reviews and 106 photos


I went off season so there were very few people. You buy a ticket and proceed down several stairways to enter the catacombs. At first I was the only person there. Veeeeery scary! You walk through a display of pictures that I guessed decribed how the catacombs were built and renovated to become the tourist destination they are today. Then you get to the area were bones from different cemetaries are stacked upon each other. The skull and leg bones are stacked in design patterns. The names of each street above you are inscribed on the wall. You can easily imagine the Jewish resistance setting up in these tunnels. I finally saw other people, two men that I practically walked into in my effort to stay close (it was scary in there!). They had a good laugh about that.
I didn't pay attention to where the exit let you out and I was a little lost, you walk a long way through the tunnels. I found a metro and figured out where I was.

Address: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
Directions: Near the Denfert-Rochereau Metro stop (RER B, M4 and M6)
Phone: +33 1 43 22 47 63
Website: http://www.catacombes.paris.fr/en/homepage-catacombs-official-website

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 1, 2003
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