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Catacombs (Les Catacombes)

In 1785, Paris decided to solve the problem of its overflowing cemeteries by exhuming the bones of the buried and relocating them to the tunnels of several disused quarries, leading to the creation of the Catacombs, basically corridors stacked with ... 

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April 2012

My girls with the tour guide.

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Paris Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour

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May 2011

My lovely girlfriend exiting the spiral staircase out of the Catacombs

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Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour

Catacombs

August 2010

estimated 6 million bones & skulls

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Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour

Catacomb Sculpture

November 2014

A sculpture a very talented and quot;worker and quot; made while living and working in the Catacombs hundreds of years ago...

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Small-Group Paris Catacombs Tour

Plaque stating when these remains were moved to the Ossuary

November 2014

A plaque in the Catacombs, stating when the remains in this ossuary were placed in this particular spot.

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Small-Group Paris Catacombs Tour

Another awesome ossuary

November 2014

Calloway our tour guide, telling us about this particular ossuary in the Catacombs

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Small-Group Paris Catacombs Tour

A Catacomb Ossuary

November 2014

Me... standing by one of the ossuaries in the catacombs. This was a really nice experience.

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Small-Group Paris Catacombs Tour

Entrance to the Catacombs Ossuaries

November 2014

Summer-Gale, at the entrance to the Catacombs ossuaries. She sooo wanted to do this tour (crazy 13-yr old with no fear!) :-)

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Small-Group Paris Catacombs Tour

At the entrance to the Catacombs ossuaries

November 2014

Me at the entrance to the osscuaries of the Catacombs... sooooo kool!

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Small-Group Paris Catacombs Tour

Our Guide for the Catacombs Tour

November 2014

Calloway... our guide! This guy made an otherwise macabre tour so interesting! He deserves a raise!

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Small-Group Paris Catacombs Tour

best selfie of the trip

September 2014

Catacomb tour was really interesting and we had a great time! Our tour guide was full of information and very sweet.

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Small-Group Paris Catacombs Tour

More Bones

September 2014

More bones and skulls.

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Small-Group Paris Catacombs Tour

Pillar of Bones

September 2014

This is a pillar of bones that has been reinforced.

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Small-Group Paris Catacombs Tour

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