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The Catacombs, Paris

Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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One of the most astonishing sights in Paris, The Catacombs hold the remains of an estimated six million people's bones in a labyrinth of caverns and tunnels. Under Paris, the stone mines contain a harrowing arrangement of skulls and femurs that form many walls. Some of the arrangements are artistic, such as a heart-shaped outline on one wall, formed with skulls embedded in surrounding tibia bones. Audio guides are available in English that enable you to discover the site for yourself. By using our Paris itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to The Catacombs and other attractions in Paris.
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  • I booked a Paris catacomb tour online and then canceled online within hours. There was no email reply within the posted 24 hours, so called a number listed for the local guide. She said she would hand...  read more »
  • One of those places is not in first preferences of tourists, but that is terribly shocking. Only a small part is open to visitors, but it is impressive, both the change of temperature, moisture, the special atmosphere that surrounds you, the remains of thousands and thousands of people ordered bone to bone, the skulls in rows,... If you take conscience of what they're visiting, is terribly shocking.
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  • Visit of the 14th. Waiting for 3 hours under the Sun... but for quil are a pass. visit in the sub soil with bony settlements. Bleeding hearts are prepared, but worth the drive.
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  • It's a must if u are in Paris, avoid if u r claustrophobic too fat ass too fit on the little stairs to exit later.. It's really incredible and unique in the world.. But it need some mainstenance.. The line is soon long... 1hour minimum if you r very lucky it's like 2 hours normally... Or buy the ticket in the Internet for the double of the normal price "sur place"
  • Went early in the morning and there was a massive line wrapping around the entire block. Probably would be better to find another time to come, but either way it was well worth the wait! You descend far down on the stairs and you feel like you're going back in time. Since only 200 people are allowed in at a time, it's not crowded at all and you can really appreciate your surroundings and the history. Bring a coat/sweater - it will get chilly.
  • Others have written about the experience, I'll just say how to avoid waiting forever to get in: Go in the morning on a weekday, preferably in an off-season month (we went on a Tuesday in November). Waited about 20 minutes. Highly recommended.
  • It was amazing. I went with my mum and dad and we only had to wait for about twenty minutes but like some people have already said, it was and is well worth the wait. Only two hundred people can go in at a time. You defend loads of stairs and it really feels like you could be traveling back in time, which is awsome. It wasn't as crowded as I thought it might be which meant that I could really look into the history of it. I highly recommend this as it is extremely interesting.
  • Interesting historical site containing thousands of bones moved from various cemeteries around Paris. Arrive 0.5 - 1 hour before opening to avoid standing in line for 4 hours. Bring sensible footwear.
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