The largest Parisian ossuary, thrills guaranteed!
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The Catacombs of Paris, an impressive ossuary

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a 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 undergrounda 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. For the record, sthem 300 kilometres of galleries dugOnly a small part of it can be visited at the moment.
  • Reflect on the place of the dead in everyday life and remember that in the Middle Ages, the tradition was to live close to your dead
  • Recommended for over 10 years: shivers guaranteed!

Little advice before visiting the Catacombs:


  • It's mostly a visit for teensthe younger ones can be frightened by the macabre staging of this very large ossuary.
  • 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
Warning, the catacombs of Paris are not recommended for children under 10 years old

Practical information

View schedule details - Open every day (except Monday) from 10am to 5pm.
- Last entry at 4:00 p.m.
- Closed on Mondays and all public holidays.

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