The largest ossuary in Paris, shivers guaranteed! Not recommended for children under 10 years old
the catacombs of paris

The Catacombs of Paris is:

  • Getting scared in front of the largest Parisian ossuary...
  • AT 20m undergrounda veritable labyrinth where the remains of some 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 !
  • 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 your information, on the 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 near one's dead
  • Recommended for over 10 years: shivers guaranteed!

A few tips before visiting the Catacombs

  • It is above all 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
  • Attention, there are 243 steps: the Catacombs of Paris, it is 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

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And no, even in your arms, animals are not allowed in the Catacombs.

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