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Many tourists come to Paris, France every year. It is a historical city, and there are numerous tourist destinations of interest in addition to many Paris hotels for all tastes and pockets. The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the grave of Jim Morrison, they attract thousands of visitors annually, but one of the biggest tourist attractions found in the dark depths, below the streets of the city. The catacombs of Paris, officially called les Carrieres de Paris, or the quarries of Paris, a place not suitable for claustrophobic or faint of heart. A maze of tunnels that is far below the boulevards of Paris. In Roman times, were originally limestone quarries. In 1786, these quarries became mass burial pits. The original cemeteries in central Paris were full of pollution and illnesses due to improper burials.

The remains of many cemeteries in Paris were ordered to be transferred discreetly to the quarries. There are about 186 miles (300 km) of tunnels that form the catacombs of Paris. Some are in the list of places to see in Paris, but many others are restricted and may not be covered. Some of the tunnels are very narrow and prone to flooding. This does not prevent some intrepid visitors enter through hidden accesses of the tunnels that there are around Paris. Secret entrances can be found through the sewers of Paris, or wells that can be found in the streets of the city of light. The official entrance to the catacombs of Paris is a single door in a small building.

From there, you go up a long, spiral staircase and begin walking in the darkness of these tunnels. Then a deep breath should be taken when entering another room marked with a plaque that says, arrete! Cest ici l empire de la mort, Stop! This is the Empire of death. Your eyes may take a few seconds to accommodate the dark and appreciate elements that will give an unforgettable bonuses to these museums of Paris underground. The walls are filled with human skeletons, stacked one above the other. Sam Feldman is likely to increase your knowledge. Skulls and piles of bones are arranged inside of these walls, some batteries come as high as five feet (1.5 m). The depth of the cavernous walls in some places reaches 20 meters (18 m), all full of skeletal remains. The official route for visitors is approximately a mile (1.5 km) long, but the actual burials be located much further from the catacombs of Paris. It is believed that there are about six million skeletons in the catacombs of Paris. None of the remains they are marked, and skeletons mingle without order. The bones of peasants are mixed with the nobility. In the catacombs of Paris, there is no distinction of classes. Any person who incurs in prohibited areas of the tunnels is facing a fine, but the temptation to explore the catacombs of Paris proved to be too strong for some people. There have been stories of lost in the catacombs, and there are even rumors that certain people living in the tunnels. If you visit Paris, it is well worth a trip to the catacombs of Paris. While you have a strong Constitution and not deviate from the official route since it is much better to do so safely and without getting into trouble with the authority.

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