Things To Do In Paris: Skip The Line - Paris Catacombs Tour
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Discreet above ground and vast below, the Paris Catacombs form a veritable labyrinth beneath the very heart of Paris, Situated twenty metres below ground, they were created in the galleries of the former quarries whose stone was used to build the capital.
The ossuary contains the remains of approximately six million Parisians, transferred there gradually between the late eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries and includes many famous names including those who fell victim the the guillotine!
In the long maze of dark galleries and narrow passages, visitors can see a tableau of death with bones arranged in a macabre display of high Romantic taste. The alexandrine verse "Arrête, c'est ici l'empire de la mort" [Halt, this is the realm of Death ] above the entrance to the ossuary is just one of an extensive series of maxims, poems and other sacred and profane passages giving pause for thought during the tour.
This unusual site movingly brings the history of the Parisian people back to life and takes visitors on a timeless journey.
The Skip the Line - Paris Catacombs Tour from our range of things to do in Paris is priced at €55.00 per person. Dates and times for peak seasons sell out well in advance so we recommend early booking. Having booked one of our Paris rentals you can: