Creep through the Catacombs under Paris

#80 Creep through the Catacombs under Paris:

Under the streets of Paris you can find the ossuaries of 6 million people. The twisty tunnels lined with skeletons and bones stacked in various patterns is both haunting and beautiful. One must remember that it is not a theme park or haunted house but truly a burial ground and should be treated with respect. The sheer number of skeletons is hard to comprehend and the history of the place is fascinating. This is not an activity for small children or those who get easily frightened – as it can be scary.  But my kids were amazed and we all went away thinking it was one of the most interesting places we had ever been.
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2 thoughts on “Creep through the Catacombs under Paris”

  1. We missed the catacombs in Italy and I’ve always said we will go back with the kids. How did your kids respond? What questions did they ask!

    1. They were amazed and a little spooked. The ten year old kept struggling with the bones being real and how many there were. The 14 year old didn’t like the tunnels. You get a history of the place and they do a very good job of reminding you it’s a burial site so they understood how they got there.

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