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 101 Timhotel Tour Montparnasse

    An exclusive address in the lively theaters district of Montparnasse

    An emblematic district of Paris, Montparnasse happily combines communication, business and art of living. A symbol of the Parisian art of living, this mythical place offers shops, shows and restaurants. On Rue de la Gaîté, the...

    Art Deco building close to the Montparnasse Tower

  • From 98 Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse

    Great location in the lively district of Montparnasse

    Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse is located on the Odessa street in the Montparnasse district of the 14th arrondissement of Paris. A street where Breton creperies compete, and where business and art of living are one!   This particularly...

    In the heart of theaters, shops and restaurants

  • From 99 Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse

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

    Montparnasse is an emblematic district of Paris. Combining communication, business and art of living, this particularly mythical place gives access to a complete offer of shops, shows, restaurants, but also Parisian life. Timhotel Paris...

    Ideal location facing the Montparnasse Tower