- Explore underground Paris and grotesquely beautiful labyrinths for millions of deceased Parisians since medieval times
- Discover the dark version of the history of the City of Lights while walking through centuries old corridors
- Skip the waiting lines with your ticket coming right into your smartphone and learn with multilingual audio guide
Here you can find the fastest entry into the Catacombs, the gates of underground Paris that tell a more scary and creepy history of this city. Furthermore, it includes the audio guide service in multiple languages (available in English, French, Spanish, and German). So, once you by-pass the ticket lines and pick your audio set at the entrance, you get the perfect package to discover a quite interesting side of Paris.
At the entrance you will se the doorway with a script: “Arrête, c’est ici l’empire de la mort!” (Stop! This is the empire of death!)
Catacombs represent darker part of the City of Lights consisted of the bones of millions of people from many cemeteries. As long has Paris has expanded as a city throughout the last millennium, there had been bigger needs to bury the deceased. But, seemingly, the situation was constantly ignored. Finally, in 1780, the excessive rains, hence flooding river, tore down walls of an inner-city cemetery and caused the corpses spill into neighborhoods.
So, an extensive solution was sought and the stone quarries of Paris appeared as best options to fill with those human remains.The project started in 1786 and the first phase continued until the end of century during the revolution era as well. This is why some renowned revolutionaries were buried here like Jean Paul Marat of Maximillien de Robespierre. Later extensions extended the total length of tunnels more than 200 miles. Only, more or less, 1 mile of those corridors are open for visits today.
All in all, there is an underground history of Paris with remnants of approximately six million Parisian people, some of which dates back to the 8th century. If you want to join this all-year-round Halloween in Paris, this is the most time efficient and budget friendly way to do it.