After waiting in line for what seems like an eternity you walk down as many flights of steps as you remember walking up to reach the top of Notre Dame and you find yourself in “C’est ici l’empire de la Mort” the empire of the dead.
The catacombs are known formally as l’Ossuaire Municipal or Catacombes officiels and have been called “The World’s Largest Grave” due the number of remains buried. Although the ossuary comprises only a small section of the underground “carrières de Paris” (“quarries of Paris”), Parisians presently often refer to the entire tunnel network as “the catacombs”.
These images were the best that I could take given the low light and I feel like the pictures really didn’t turn out as well as the 360° video. This was our last stop before Disneyland and the race so it was good to get in touch with our own mortality. You know – in case either one of those other things killed is