Catacombs of Paris
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- 98%History Buffs
- 86%Local Culture
- 63%Art & Design Lovers
- 63%Spiritual Seekers
- 62%Adventure Travelers
- 56%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (48)
- Catacombs of ParisMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Dec 31, 2013
The catacombs have a fascinating history and the self guided tour is creepy without being too morbid. The line does get ridiculous since capacity is limited, so get here early.
- Catacombs of ParisMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Dec 07, 2012
This place is really fun. It's got all the old skulls and bones that were once in the Halles area until they dug it up and made it into a market (and later a mall). Not for the claustrophobic.
- Catacombs of ParisMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
The catacombs are really cool. It's almost 5km of underground tunnels filled with bones that came from old cemeteries which once were causing the plague to spread in Paris.
- Catacombs of ParisMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 13Nov 12, 2013
A visit to the catacombs of Paris is a fun and creepy walk into the history of Paris. Learn about the development of the city in medieval times, and get to look at lots of skulls.
- Catacombs of ParisMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
Nothing like a little taste of death to make you appreciate life, is there? The Parisian Catacombs dish that out in very generous proportions: 6 million people's remains are purported to occupy the city of light's dark ossuary. Since the 19th century, these stone mines turned catacombs have drawn those seeking the macabre deep underground.
- Catacombs of ParisMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Oct 03, 2013
Once inside the catacombs, you are surrounded by the remains of about 6 millions Parisians within the 780 meters of galleys. The first human remains were deposited around 1786 in a disorganized manner. It was not until about 1810 where Hericart de Thury (1776-1854), ordered the organization of the bones in a decorative way as facades, as they are shown today.
- Catacombs of ParisSep 13, 2013
The catacombs are fascinating. Right after the French Revolution, skulls and bones were exhumed from a Parisian cemetery, and neatly stacking in this underground mine. It is an amazing site to see, and fun for kids to simple walk around so deep underground.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- Catacombs of ParisMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Mar 31, 2013
The catacombs have a dark past. It is interesting to see and learn about the history, worth the cisit but not going back three or four times. It is also not designed for tall people or claustrophobic people, there are some low ceilings and narrow passage ways. But all in all a cool place to visit during your stay!Recommended for:History Buffs
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Aliases: Parisian Catacombs, Les Catacombes