Catacombs of Paris
Paris catacombs are an underground ossuary, which contains the remains 6 to 7 million Parisians. The catacombs consist of a large network of crypts, caverns and tunnels where are piled skulls and bones. If not afraid of the macabre side of the place do not hesitate to take a couple of hours visiting this maze-like network of underground quarries. The entry point of the Catacombs and the museum is located on the Place Denfert Rochereau..
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The decision to create these catacombs was made when the Saints Innocents Cemetery located at what is called today "Les Halles" was closed for sanitary reasons In 1780. The remains of 30 generations of parisians were moved there. The place is open to public since 1867. The French Resistance used this underground network to hide from Germans during World War II..
Planning to visit Catacombs of Paris? Our tip...
The temperature inside the catacombs is close to 14° all year long… Dress consequently. This visit is not recommended to people suffering of cardiac or respiratory weakness and of course also to young children.
Opening hours - Admission fees - Tickets
Address: 1, Avenue Colonel Rol-Tanguy - 75014 Paris. Telephone: 01 43 22 47 63
Opening hours: Open from 10am to 17pm every day except Monday.
Admission fees - Tickets price: 8 Euros.
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