- Posted October 29, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your town's ghost stories
Skulls and Bones ..a scary Halloween in the Catacombs...
- davidw, CNN iReport producer
Paris catacombs....skulls and bones of nearly 6 million people exhumed from Paris cemeteries over hundreds of years and piled in these quarries...in the 1780's an area was intentionally selected outside of the city limits to prevent the spread of disease which was rampant in the Les Halles area of Paris.....
The city limits have been extended and today the catacombs are nearly center-city at Denfert Rochereau ...they are miles long and deep cut into limestone...much of which was removed and crafted into bricks that would be the foundations of among other historic structures...Notre Dame Cathedral....
Definitely worth a visit... especially if you like to be scared...