There’s a Whole Lot Underneath Paris

by Peter Sacco on May 10, 2013

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Paris Underground

 

If you’re reading this blog, chances are good that you’ve been to Paris.  But have you ever been underneath the City of Light?

Intrepid travelers can go down into the sewers of Paris by showing up at a manhole at the Pont de l’Alma, after they buy their tickets on the Place de la Resistance.

You’ll see the Catacombs, which are open every day except Monday, and the incredible world’s largest necropolis, containing six million skeletons. Really.

Why all of these cavernous spaces below Paris? Because they used the limestone to build the Louvre museum, among other great buildings.

There is a big coffee table book full of images called Paris Underground. If you want to look at some of them, visit this link for a photo gallery.

If you would rather stay above ground during our tirp to Paris, find All-Paris Apartments for the perfect affordable place to sleep.

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