There’s a Whole Lot Underneath Paris

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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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Max Hartshorne

Peter Sacco is a travel and adventure enthusiast with a passion for getting off the beaten path. He studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he majors in Journalism. Peter spent this past summer backpacking, hitchhiking and volunteering his way through much of South America. Finding inspiration in vibrant culture and originality, he takes every opportunity to capture the zest of international travel with pen and paper.

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