Because nothings says romance like trudging through catacombs filled with thousands of skeletons

We have just left Paris, City of Love, and as much as I loved the Tour Eiffel, the Louvre, and the Musée d’Orsay, the highlight of my trip was going 65 feet below ground to take a tour of the catacombs. Here we were treated to dripping ceilings, dark corridors, and simply thousands of skeletons all stacked in rows.

I often like to write about crypts, tombs, mazes, and dungeons (Kendra Kandlestar has explored a few in her time), so this was the perfect bit of fuel for my imaginings. Here’s just a few photos from our tour . . .

This is the sign on the sidewalk pointing towards the tomb (this is where I began to get giddy).

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The sign reads: “STOP! This is the Empire of Death.”

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Bones. Lots of bones.

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We didn’t take this staircase, but just got to stare down its dismal gloomy descent into murkiness.

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This photo makes it look like it was nice and bright down there. It wasn’t.

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This skull was one of the few that had teeth.

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There are signs down below, marking each subterranean street.

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