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TRAVEL INSPIRATION

  • Arica Price

Unleash Your Inner Adventurer on a Night Tour of the Paris Catacombs!

Are you ready to discover something unique and exciting on your next trip to Paris? Look no further than the Paris Catacombs, where you can delve deep into the city's dark and mysterious past on a night tour like no other.

Paris Catacombs The Fountain of Samaritaine
"AS THE WAVE OF OUR DAYS THERE FLOWED" PHOTO BY ANTOINE SCAGLIONE

THE HISTORY

What is the Paris Catacombs you might ask? The Catacombs began as limestone mines in the late 18th century, which create a network of underground tunnels and caves. As Paris grew and the cemeteries became overcrowded, it became the resting place for more than 6 million people. I know, I know, the thought of wandering through underground tunnels filled with bones may not sound like the most exciting way to spend an evening, but trust me, the Paris Catacombs are so much more than that.


Paris Catacombs
PARIS CATACOMBS PHOTO BY ROBERT MAAB

THE TOUR

Don’t let the serious subject matter deter you, a night tour of the Catacombs is an exciting and memorable adventure. With the dimly lit tunnels and bones as far as the eye can see, the catacombs set the perfect spooky atmosphere to unleash your wild side. These eerie and fascinating subterranean galleries offer a glimpse into the city's history and a chance to explore a side of Paris that most visitors never get to see. You'll feel like Indiana Jones, exploring an underground labyrinth, uncovering secrets, and solving mysteries. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the Catacombs, and they'll keep you entertained with stories and legends as you explore. It's an experience you won't forget.

Tour of the Paris Catacombs
PARIS CATACOMBS PHOTO BY MARIO MONTELATICI

TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT

To make the most of your visit, here are a few tips to consider:

  • Wear comfortable shoes: The tour is about one and a half hours long all on foot, so be prepared for a lot of walking.

  • Bring something warm: With the Catacombs being underground, the temperature can be cooler than you would expect.

  • Arrive early: It is ideal to arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

  • Be respectful: The Catacombs is a historical site and a final resting place for millions of people. Be respectful of the remains and follow the visitors' guidelines and regulations.

  • Photography: Photos are allowed but only without flash.

  • Be prepared for tight spaces: Some of the tunnels and galleries are narrow, so if you are claustrophobic or have mobility challenges, you may want to sit this one out.

IS IT SAFE

Leave your worries at the door, the catacombs are safe and well-maintained, so you can fully immerse yourself in the experience and focus on having fun and making memories.

FUN FACTS

Now, let’s talk about some fun facts and stories associated with the Catacombs. Did you know the Catacombs were used as the location for filming the 2014 film “As Above, So Below”?

PARIS CATACOMBS, AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW 2014

While a large portion of the Catacombs is open to the public, there are also secret tunnels and galleries throughout. One example is the “Empire of the Dead” tunnel that is said to contain the remains of Napoleon Bonaparte’s soldiers and their loot.

Another secret chamber is the “Crypt of the Sepulchral Lamp” which is said to contain a mysterious sepulchral lamp that glows in the dark.

Paris Catacombs Crypt of the Sepulchral Lamp
CRYPT OF SEPULCHRAL LAMP PHOTO BY TROY DAVID JOHNSTON

Why settle for the ordinary when you can have a truly extraordinary experience at the Catacombs during your next vacation to Paris? Embrace your adventurous side and book your tour today for an unforgettable journey through the city’s history.



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ARICA PRICE

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At Escape from Corporate, I know that you want a luxurious vacation that is fun filled, is on budget, with unforgettable new experiences, while giving you the relaxation you deserve.

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