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  • Human remains in the Paris Catacombs
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Catacombes de Paris

Type: Historic Sites, Sightseeing



Map / Directions 10Best Says

These underground tunnels date from the Roman period, when quarries were created to obtain building stone. Most sit at the base of Parisian hills like Montparnasse, Montrouge and Montsouris. In the...  Read More

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Map / Directions Hours:

  • Tue-Sun 10am-4pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult €7; Child (0-13) Free

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  • Sightseeing, Historic Sites: "Dazzling urban legends surround the catacombs, from cult worshipping to secret societies holding midnight candlelight vigils. It definitely adds to the entertainment factor when viewing all these old bones lodged deep beneath Paris."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: This is a fun and slightly spooky outing, perfect to do with kids. And watch out! You just might learn some Parisian history, too.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: The remains of an estimated six million people are kept here in these underground ossuaries of Paris, known as the catacombs.

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