Everything started at the end of the 18th century: November 9th, 1785. The Council fo State pronounced the suppression and the evacuation of the Innocents Cemetery. Indeed, more the years went by, more this cemetery only resumed to a wide infection. For hygienic reasons, one must act. Rests had been moved to the underground quarries of Paris, the ones that we today call the catacombs. Several cemeteries suffered from the same sort as the Innocents. In the end, more than six millions bones rest in the catacombs. Sensitive souls refrain yourselves, it’s an underground Paris of two-kilometers’ long, with a 14degrees temperature and 1m80 height under the vaults.
130 steps to get there, 83 to get out of it, Paris’s catacombs are one of the freakiest visits of the city. Don’t worry, you come out of it intact!
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