Installed in the former limestone quarries on the left bank of Paris, the catacombs were named after the ones in Rome. In fact it is an ossuary, covering a huge area in the underground of the city. Approximately 6 million bones from various Parisian cemeteries were placed here. The Catacombs were opened to the public in 1874. The area covered is a bit more than a mile.
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Entrance fee : 14 € adult. Special conditions for groups. Opening hours : Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m
Guided tour for 1h30-2h00. There are 131 steps to go down and 112 steps to climb up. The average temperature is around 14° C (57° F).
My favorite monuments
Join me to visit some of my favourite monuments of Paris. The Opera Garnier has an unbelievable architecture and it keeps fascinating me.
The Pere Lachaise cemetery is really a place to stroll around, to discover its amazing statues and graves. Its quiet alleys surrounded by old trees, are full of charm.
Basilica of Saint Denis is a delightful monument, where you can appreciate the most important number of recumbent medieval statues and the first example of the gothic style in France.