Paris catacombs

• The Catacombs of Paris

One of the main purposes of the trip was a visit to the legendary Parisian catacombs. Kilometers of tunnels and caves are located right under the historical buildings of the city below and the underground sewerage. There are three separate systems in different parts of the city. We'll visit the biggest - at the southern part of Paris.

6 years ago I first came to the catacombs of Paris. My little trip excursion was limited to part of the catacombs, which partly captures ossusary - mass graves skeletal remains of the XVIII century, where the bones lined with galleries and halls.

This time we visit the private part of the catacombs. Mysterious tunnels of the catacombs stretch for tens of kilometers, with gates to the underground river, cable collectors, subway and railroad tunnels. Half the flooded roadways, diggers catches underground police, and the friendly local explorer happy to help guests find their way to get lost - to foreigners.

Ready for a trip to the underground of Paris?

Paris catacombs

find out all the information about the catacombs of Paris, we went in search! According to the information, climb had to be found somewhere in the former circular railway Paris, which is now abandoned. Atmospheric place to walk - about a third of the entire length runs through tunnels and several underground stations.

Paris catacombs

Long before the opening of the subway, passenger locomotive compositions cruised around the center of Paris. The movement was a regular until the 1930s, when there was competition arrived in the form of a modern subway system. Even before the war the line was closed. Length "Ring" - 32 km. Most of the line is recessed. The railway passes through a huge cascade of tunnels. Currently it is the biggest wasteland in Paris.

Paris catacombs

While officials decide what to do with the railroad - to divide the land for sale or landscaping, just above the line of the existing high-rise buildings are erected.

Paris catacombs

We dive into the next tunnel, the longest length of approximately one kilometer.

Paris catacombs

After a couple of minutes we have to climb to the legendary place. Climb is a dug hole in the right wall of the tunnel about 400 meters from the last portal. The first meters we had a little pokoryachitsya, but then move through the system was basically comfortable.

Paris catacombs

The flow of people is quite high. A couple of times we have met with other groups of underground travelers.

Paris catacombs

Russian in the Paris catacombs - are rare guests.

Paris catacombs

The walls of the catacombs izrisoval several layers of graffiti. It looks very cool! An underground magical world. Some of the figures are painted fluorescent paint and glow in the dark.

Paris catacombs

Kohl and nameless statue with the face of a lion, bull horns.

Paris catacombs

The moves are repeated urban features of the city.

Paris catacombs

Oddly enough, very clean in the dungeons. Some galleries of flooding. We walked in sneakers.

Paris catacombs

Somewhere in the 20 meters above us rise houses and streets are drawn.

Paris catacombs

Many arrows point somewhere, but not always in the direction of the exit.

Paris catacombs

There in the catacombs of Paris and amusing artifacts, for example, this cast-iron stove.

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