Les Catacombes

Posted on June 12, 2007 by Susie Hollands 10378129_10152523706476548_3095435414449108871_n

3 to 5 metres deep, 300 km long, the city of Paris is sitting on a lacework of stone, much of which was used as a crypt when cemeteries were at breaking point. Delve deep into Parisian history with a trip below – not for the claustrophobic (or skeleton-ophobic).

Entering the catacombs (anywhere other than the official entrance) is highly illegal, the police watch the exits and now CRS sometimes patrol underground. That being said, where there are rules, people break them …

Les Catacombes de Paris
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris
Ph.  01 43 22 47 63
Hours: Mon – Closed, Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm
Metro: Denfert-Rochereau (4 & 6)