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Guide to Paris Catacombs Tour

An exciting and macabre attraction in Paris is the Catacombs, which will take you down underneath the surface of Paris. If you join this paris catacombs tour, it will really make such an impression on you. IF you want to visit the Paris Catacombs after arriving, here is what you need to know.

If you want to visit the Paris Catacombs after arranging your Charles de Gaulle airport shuttle, you can head down into the ossuary located 20 meters below the streets of Paris, south of the former city gate. Here, there are millions of people buried in a cavern that makes up part of what used to be the stone miles. These catacombs are really the quarries of Paris. These Catacombs are one of the City of Paris' Museums, along with 13 other museums and is one of the top attractions of people visiting the city.

Originally, these catacombs were mines where stones were extracted so that the people can build the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral. They were used as catacombs when the mine was not longer in use. They opened in the 18th century and in the 19th century, became a tourist attraction. Every since this time, the public was allowed to go inside the Catacombs.Check pout more info from  The Paris Guy.

Because of the closure of graveyards, which posed a health risk at that time, bodies were placed here. Even famous people are buried in the catacombs including Jean de La Fontained, the writer, Simon Vouet, the painter, and the architect Claude Perrault. During the Revolution, a lot of people were buried here.

If you want to go on a guided tour, you will see the macabre sight of man bones placed on display. You will go bac on a journey through time which is such a moving experience.

A lot of poems and passages are carved throughout the Catacombs, and in the entrance you will read the words, "Halt, this is the realm of Death." There are 130 steps down the catacombs and the total distance to complete the tour is 2 km. in 45 minutes.

There are many attractions in Paris. But if you want to do something a bit different during your stay, one of the attractions that you should put on your list is the interesting Catacombs of Paris. You will not regret visiting this strange site.

For catacomb tours, you can contact airport shuttle services that can bring you directly to the place. You can find these companies offering their shuttle services online for a convenient holiday abroad.

  
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