Our Parisian Adventure 5
Creepy! That word best describes the experience of visiting the famous Parisian catacombs . The dark underworld of the tunnels is sure to spur a restless night or two among those who visit!
As one of the stories goes, the shallow mass graves, especially the largest cemetery in Paris, Les Innocents, eventually began to poison the air surrounding the local neighborhoods that the local churches were forced to use great quantities of incense during services. Finally, by the late 1700’s, the government was petitioned and then decided that these remains needed to be transferred to the old quarry tunnel locations beneath the city.
It is said that the entire network of tunnels houses some 6-7 million remains. The official website is here .