Les Catacombes

The catacombs of Paris might be a really interesting sight. There are a lot of tunnels under the city, because for building it a lot of stone was needed, taken from there. Later, when the graveyards where full the skulls and bones where transfered to these tunnels and arranged decoratively.

That’s what nearly all guidebooks say. Somehow this place close to the metro station Denfert-Rochereau has become a top pick in most charts for visits to Paris. This is quite a problem, because only a very limited number of persons can visit this place per day and huge queues are building up, especially on weekends.

I went there twice and never found a waiting line of suitable length. If you have the time (and the patience) to wait 1,5 or more hours – lucky you! Maybe I will come back with a folding chair when I’m a retiree.

1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy
75014 Paris


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