Les Catacombes
  • 04
  • Sep
  • 2010

Adolescent children like to do something different and a bit scary, a visit to the Catacombs in Paris is one of those things you can offer them and they will like it.

The Catacombs gather the remainders of approximately six million Parisian, transferred between the end from 18e century and the middle from the 19e century, progressively of the closing of the cemeteries for reason of insalubrity. Along a labyrinth of obscure galleries and narrow corridors , the visitor discovers the bones laid out in a “romantico-macabre” decoration. Pillars, bells of subsidence or bath of feet of the quarrymen evoke the origin of the places, the limestone quarries, while sharpening the curiosity of the visitor. This underground museum restores the history of Parisian and invites to a voyage out of time.

Catacombs of Paris, 1, avenue of Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy ,75014 Paris, Tel.: 01 43 22 47 63, M° Denfert-Rocherot

Schedules of opening : from 10 AM to 17 PM, every day except Monday (last admission at 16 PM )

You can visit the catacombes in private, take 1:30 h more or less ; you can also take a guided tour


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