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    Default Beneath Paris’ City Streets, There’s an Empire of Death Waiting for Tourists

    The Paris Catacombs.

    More than 200 miles of tunnels sit just under the City of Lights—some lined to the ceiling with skulls and bones:

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    Default Re: Beneath Paris’ City Streets, There’s an Empire of Death Waiting for Tourists

    Yeah, we were going to see it some years ago but it was teeming down with rain and the queue meant we would have been standing in the rain for a long time. So we got back on the tourist bus and went to another sight...

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    It's a surreal place to visit. We were there back in 1991, just before returning from our big OE. The repositories where they've arranged the bones & skulls "decoratively" are something to behold, when you realise what was involved.
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