25 Spooky Pictures Of The Parisian Catacombs, The World´s Largest Necropolis

Ah sweet Paris! Home to the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, old romantic streets and cafes… But wait, it’s Halloween season so let us leave these places for another post. This time we will focus on something also found in Paris but not sweet at all. You might not know it but under the city, there is another city. Called “The Empire of the Dead”. This Paris catacomb is one of the largest and scariest catacombs in the world and to show you how scary this place can be, we bring you these 25 spooky pictures of the Parisian Catacombs, the world’s largest necropolis.

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To get to the catacombs, visitors are advised to take the metro and get off at the Denfert Rocherea station. At the entrance to the catacombs, there is a gate with a sign saying “Arrête! C'est ici l'empire de la Mort“ which means "Stop! Here lies the Empire of Death".

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It is usual to wait for up to 4 hours to get in because visitor numbers are restricted to 200 at any time and there are hundreds of them cueing at the entrance most of the time.

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If the ominous sign and long cue is not discouraging enough, you have to walk down 130 steps 60 feet deep into the Parisian underground.

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Narrow and slippery stone passages filled with musty, humid air will get you to the beginning of what definitely will be one of the scariest tours of your life.

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From now on, it´s just you, dark spooky tunnels and never-ending masses of bones. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes and covers just a tiny 1.2 mile-long fragment of the catacombs.

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