A Visit to the Paris Catacombs

Offbeat Paris at its Finest

Author: The Traveling Professor/Tuesday, January 13, 2015/Categories: Paris

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I have visited the Paris Catacombs on several occasions.  Because they are under ground, it is not a bad idea to do it on a hot, sunny day.   I would also thing a visit to the Paris Catacombs would be appropriate on Halloween.  

In any case, a visit to the Paris Catacombs  near the Denfert-Rochereau métro station is as off-beat as can be.  When the cemeteries of central Paris became overcrowded and unsanitary in the 1700’s, they carted off the remains of over six million skeletons and placed them in this underground ossuary.  Bring a flashlight and watch your head.  They will check to make sure you didn’t take along any “souvenirs” upon exiting the Catacombs.  There is an admission charge of about 7 euros not covered by the Museum Pass.  For more insight into the Paris Catacombs, see:  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/paris-catacombs-180950160/?no-ist

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