Catacombs of Paris

The Catacombs of Paris are an underground ossuary, whose origin, despite its name, dates back only to the end of the eighteenth century, when in 1786, to cope with the spread of epidemics caused by the saturation of some cemeteries, the Council of State decided to move the bones preserved in the mass graves in these underground quarries. The Catacombs, which store the remains of about six million people represented only a deposit of bones but nowadays have become a very suggestive place.