Catacombes - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Al-cab
N 48° 50.038 E 002° 19.943
31U E 451006 N 5409214
Quick Description: [FR] Les catacombes de Paris, place Denfert-Rochereau, 14ème arrondissement. [EN] The Catacombs of Paris, Denfert-Rochereau Place, 14th district.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 4/15/2015 12:28:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMNPWE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
[FR] Les catacombes de Paris, terme utilisé pour nommer l'ossuaire municipal, sont d'anciennes carrières souterraines reliées entre elles par des galeries d'inspection. Elles sont transformées en ossuaire à la fin du XVIIIe siècle avec le transfert des dépouilles de six millions de Parisiens, évacués des divers cimetières parisiens pour des raisons de salubrité publique.

[EN] The Catacombs of Paris, a term used to name the municipal ossuary are old underground quarries connected by inspection galleries. They are transformed into ossuary at the end of the eighteenth century with the transfer of the remains of six million Parisians, evacuated from the various Parisian cemeteries for public health reasons.
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Accessible: yes

Admission fee: 10

Web documentation: [Web Link]

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