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 97 Timhotel Tour Montparnasse

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    Art Deco building

  • Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse

    Hotel in the heart of the lively Gaité Montparnasse district

    Discover our 3-star hotel, nestled in the dynamic Montparnasse district, just a few minutes from Gare Montparnasse and Tour Montparnasse. Right in the heart of the liveliest part of this lively district, our establishment offers you a quality...

    Lively neighbourhood and quiet rooms

  • From 97 Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse

    Hotel opposite Gare Montparnasse in a lively district

    Discover our 3-star hotel, nestled in the heart of the lively Montparnasse district, just 150 metres from Gare Montparnasse and opposite the majestic Tour Montparnasse. Our ideal location makes it perfect for both business and leisure breaks,...

    Opposite the Montparnasse Tower