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Underground Catacombs in Paris, France
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Catacombs in Paris

The Catacombs of Paris (French: Catacombes de Paris) are an underground network of old caves, quarries and tunnels in Paris, France, which holds the remains of more than six million people.



Five interesting facts about Catacombes de Paris:

  • They have their origins in the limestone quarries – this natural resource has been in use since the time of the Romans, and provided construction material for the city’s buildings.
  • The site received the remains from all the cemeteries of Paris between 1786 and 1814.
  • The remains of more than six million people rest in the 1.7 km (1.05 mi) labyrinth of tunnels.
  • The site was open to public visitation in 1867.
  • The height of the tunnels is 1.8 m (5.8 ft) and the temperature is 14°C (57°F).

Tunnel, the Catacombs of Paris
Catacombes de Paris
Tunnel, the Catacombs of Paris
Catacombes de Paris
Tunnel, the Catacombs of Paris
Catacombes de Paris
Tunnel, the Catacombs of Paris
Catacombs of Paris
Plaster cast of the fossil Campanile giganteum, the Catacombs of Paris
Catacombes de Paris
Port Mahon sculptures, the Catacombs of Paris
Catacombes de Paris
Skulls and bones from the former Holy Innocents' cemetery, the Catacombs of Paris
Skulls and bones
Carefully arranged skulls and bones, the Catacombs of Paris 
Catacombes de Paris
Carefully arranged skulls and bones, the Catacombs of Paris
Catacombs of Paris
Carefully arranged skulls and bones, the Catacombs of Paris 
Catacombs of Paris
Skulls and bones from the former Magdeleine cemetery, the Catacombs of Paris
Catacombes de Paris
Crypt of the Sepulchral Lamp, the Catacombs of Paris
Catacombes de Paris
Cross-shaped formation with skulls, the Catacombs of Paris
A la mort, on laisse tout
"At death we leave everything", the Catacombs of Paris

Address
Catacombes de Paris, 1, avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
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