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WE love : an unusual visit with teens Age : advised to more than 10 years When: every day except Mondays and holidays Duration: allow about 1 hour in the catacombs Location: Denfert-Rochereau (Paris 14)
The Catacombs of Paris is:
Getting scared in front of the largest Parisian ossuary…
AT 20m underground, a veritable labyrinth where the remains of about six million Parisians are gathered.
These are the skeletons transferred between the end of the 18th century and the middle of the 19th century, as the cemeteries closed due to insalubrity. What to have goosebumps !
A entanglement of dark galleries and narrow corridors, where the visitor discovers a staging of death with the bones - from the skull to the shin - arranged in one romantico-macabre decor.
Reflect on the place of the dead in everyday life and remember that in the Middle Ages, the tradition was to live near his dead.
Recommended for over 10 years: shivers guaranteed!
Tips before visiting the Catacombs of Paris:
Remember to take a sweater (the temperature is 14 ° all year)
Remember to take a flashlight
Provide comfortable shoes: course of about 1.5 km
Beware, there are 243 steps: the Catacombs of Paris, there are 131 steps to go down and 112 steps to go up
Especially take your tickets in advance, or come to the opening to avoid the long wait at the entrance
Metro: lines 4 and 6 (Denfert Rochereau station)
Bus: 38 and 68
Address : 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris
View schedule details Every day (except Monday) from 10h to 17h. Last entry at 16h. Closed on Mondays and holidays.