The ossuary remained largely forgotten until it became a novelty-place for concerts and other private events in the early 19th century; after further renovations and the construction of accesses around Place Denfert-Rochereau, it was open to public visitation from 1874. Since January 1, 2013, the Catacombs number among the 14 City of Paris Museums managed by Paris Musées. Although the ossuary comprises only a small section of the underground "carrières de Paris" ("quarries of Paris"), Parisians currently often refer to the entire tunnel network as the catacombs.”
Source: "Catacombs A Timeless Journey". Les Catacombes de Paris [Catacombs of Paris]. Retrieved 2015-01-05. (from Wikipedia) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhcbV1jIfPA
In addition to the historic part of the Paris’ catacombs, there is a whole “secret” society that meet and play underground Paris through the maze of tunnels and quarries that stretches nearly 321 kilometers under the city. There, the “cataphiles” come together to party, for a bite, an overnight visit, to enjoy the art around them, or create it. For more info, watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htPNc0JArSQ or visit https://www.cnn.com/2012/08/02/world/europe/wus-france-catacombs-explorer/index.html
" /> The ossuary remained largely forgotten until it became a novelty-place for concerts and other private events in the early 19th century; after further renovations and the construction of accesses around Place Denfert-Rochereau, it was open to public visitation from 1874. Since January 1, 2013, the Catacombs number among the 14 City of Paris Museums managed by Paris Musées. Although the ossuary comprises only a small section of the underground "carrières de Paris" ("quarries of Paris"), Parisians currently often refer to the entire tunnel network as the catacombs.”
Source: "Catacombs A Timeless Journey". Les Catacombes de Paris [Catacombs of Paris]. Retrieved 2015-01-05. (from Wikipedia) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhcbV1jIfPA
In addition to the historic part of the Paris’ catacombs, there is a whole “secret” society that meet and play underground Paris through the maze of tunnels and quarries that stretches nearly 321 kilometers under the city. There, the “cataphiles” come together to party, for a bite, an overnight visit, to enjoy the art around them, or create it. For more info, watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htPNc0JArSQ or visit https://www.cnn.com/2012/08/02/world/europe/wus-france-catacombs-explorer/index.html
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Paris Des Catacombes

“The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries in Paris, France, which hold the remains of more than six million people in a small part of a tunnel network built to consolidate Paris' ancient stone mines. Extending south from the Barrière d'Enfer ("Gate of Hell") former city gate, this ossuary was created as part of the effort to eliminate the city's overflowing cemeteries. Preparation work began not long after a 1774 series of gruesome Saint Innocents-cemetery-quarter basement wall collapses added a sense of urgency to the cemetery-eliminating measure, and from 1786, nightly processions of covered wagons transferred remains from most of Paris' cemeteries to a mine shaft opened near the Rue de la Tombe-Issoire.
The ossuary remained largely forgotten until it became a novelty-place for concerts and other private events in the early 19th century; after further renovations and the construction of accesses around Place Denfert-Rochereau, it was open to public visitation from 1874. Since January 1, 2013, the Catacombs number among the 14 City of Paris Museums managed by Paris Musées. Although the ossuary comprises only a small section of the underground "carrières de Paris" ("quarries of Paris"), Parisians currently often refer to the entire tunnel network as the catacombs.”
Source: "Catacombs A Timeless Journey". Les Catacombes de Paris [Catacombs of Paris]. Retrieved 2015-01-05. (from Wikipedia) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhcbV1jIfPA
In addition to the historic part of the Paris’ catacombs, there is a whole “secret” society that meet and play underground Paris through the maze of tunnels and quarries that stretches nearly 321 kilometers under the city. There, the “cataphiles” come together to party, for a bite, an overnight visit, to enjoy the art around them, or create it. For more info, watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htPNc0JArSQ or visit https://www.cnn.com/2012/08/02/world/europe/wus-france-catacombs-explorer/index.html