Catacombs in Paris

In 1785, a decision was made to evacuate the cemetery of the Innocents, which had been located for more than ten centuries in the heart of Paris in the Les Halles area.
Between 1786 and 1788, the bones were transported from the cemetery down into the carrières, ancient chambers and tunnels under the city. The bones and skulls were carefully laid down in galleries, according to the morbid yet poetic drawings. From this date forth, the Catacombs of Paris aroused great curiosity and enthusiasm.
In 1787 the Count of Artois came to visit the catacombs, and nearly a century later, it was the turn of Napoleon III to visit in 1860. Even today, the Parisian catacombs arouse curiosity among visitors and residents alike.

Catacombs in Parisspecial selection of our hotels


  • From 69 Timhotel Tour Montparnasse

    An exclusive address in the lively theaters district of Montparnasse

    Montparnasse is emblematic of Paris. Mixing communication nodes, business and art of living, this mythical place offers you shops, shows, catering, but also an art of living Parisian style. Rue de la Gaîté, the hotel Timhotel...

    Art Deco building close to the Montparnasse Tower

  • From 73 Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse

    Great location in the lively district of Montparnasse

    Montparnasse is an emblematic landmark of Paris. Mixing communicating nodes, business and art of living, this especially mythical place remains nearby a very complete offer as far as stores, shows, catering but also Parisian life are concerned....

    In the heart of theaters, shops and restaurants

  • From 66 Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse

    In front of Montparnasse Tower. TGV and metro station 2 minutes away

    Montparnasse is emblematic of Paris. Mixing communication nodes, business and art of living, this particularly mythical place gives access to a complete offer as far as shops, shows, catering, but also Parisian life, are concerned. Rue de...

    Ideal location in front of the Montparnasse Tower