Discover the Catacombs at your own pace and prepare yourself for a unique and unforgettable visit 20 meters underground and a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday Paris above! Originally, the catacombs of Paris were limestone quarries, used for the construction of the bridges and buildings of the city. At the end of the 18th century, parts of these quarries became the 'municipal ossuary' of the capital as the bones from the largest cemetery in Paris were transferred here. It took two years to transfer all the bones down to the now famous Catacombs. Prepare yourself today for a trip like you've never seen before as you explore 3km of Paris' underground galleries!
-Jump the tail - walk the 243 steps of the route (131 steps to go down and 112 steps to go up) 1.5km in total -be delighted in this amazing site filled with ancient Parisian skulls and bones (forbidden to touch) - additional measures / details for visitors: * Average temperature is 14 ° C and can be very humid * Only bags measuring less than 40x30 cm are allowed. They must be worn in front of your body or in your hand (bags larger than those mentioned will not be allowed for safety reasons) * Photos for private use are allowed, but you must not use a flash, tripod or bulky material that could disturb other visitors. * To ensure the preservation of the site, you must not eat or drink on the site circuit, and animals are not allowed. * And, of course, you must not touch the bones! * The exit is located at 21 bis, avenue René-Coty, nearly 700 meters from the entrance
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