The magnificent Catacombs is located in the 14th district of Paris near the Place Denfert-Rochereau, close to the Montparnasse train station and the Exhibition of Porte de Versailles. From the origin of the city of Paris until the revolution, all Parisians were buried in different cemeteries, initially located on the outskirts of the city according to an old Roman law. Centuries after centuries, the enlargement of the capital will gradually absorb its suburbs, so that in 1789, the 200 cemeteries of the city, depending on as many churches, are no longer sufficient to contain the remains of all these ancient inhabitants from Paris. The victims of black plague, of epidemics, of famines, of all wars passed since the Middle Ages lie there, deposited in the cemeteries, piled up in the mass graves of churches rising on several floors. Every day new corpses are added to the previous ones. Churches and cemeteries are vast muddy fields where beggars, vendors, acrobats and prostitutes rub shoulders. One of the best places to visit in Paris, open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10h until 20h30. Plan at least half a day to visit the Catacombs in Paris!
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Les Catacombes: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy – 75014 Paris.
Metro staion: Denfert-Rochereau (lines 4, 6).
RER B station: Denfert-Rochereau.