5.18.2007

The Old Paris Underground

A few months ago I had the opportunity to visit Europe. One of the places I visited was Paris. Everyone has heard and seen the Eiffel Tower , the Louvre and the like...However there is more to Paris. One of the strangest and most intriguing places is the Paris Catacombs. This historical site is home to over 180 miles of tunnels underneath the City of Paris! Not only that there are millions of bones piled up among the walls of the tunnels. This is a result of overcrowding of cemeteries and the plague. This fascinating attraction will get your attention for sure.
I would recommend this to anyone who is going to Paris. Its a real eye opener on how fragile our lives really are. Plus its really cool in a (very!) creepy sort of way. For more information take a look at this TV show on the History Channel. The Paris one is very representative of the true experience. I will be sure to watch future episodes.

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