Catacombs of Paris

The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries in , , which hold the remains of more than six million people in a small part of a tunnel network built to consolidate Paris' ancient stone quarries.

Notable Places in the Area

The , a research institution of the Paris Sciences et Lettres University, is the foremost astronomical observatory of , and one of the largest astronomical centers in the world. is situated 390 metres northeast of Catacombs of Paris. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Metro station
is a station on the Paris Métro in . Photo: Greenski, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourist attraction
Photo: Jean-François Gornet, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Localities in the Area

Although largely residential, the is best known for its northeastern quartier Montparnasse, for the Paris Catacombs and the Parc Montsouris. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an area in the south of , , on the of the river , centred at the crossroads of the Boulevard du and the Rue de Rennes, between the Rue de Rennes and boulevard Raspail. Photo: Diliff, CC BY-SA 2.5.

The is one of 17 portes in the Thiers wall, a defensive wall constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect Paris.

Catacombs of Paris

48.8341° or 48° 50' 2.9" north
2.3326° or 2° 19' 57.2" east
Open Location Code
67 metres (220 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Albanian: katakombet
  • Arabic: سراديب الموتى في باريس
  • Armenian: Փարիզի կատակոմբներ
  • Azerbaijani: Paris katakombı
  • Basque: Parisko katakonbak
  • Belarusian: Катакомбы Парыжа
  • Bosnian: Pariske katakombe
  • Bosnian: Pariške katakombe
  • Bulgarian: Катакомбите на Париж
  • Bulgarian: Парижки катакомби
  • Bulgarian: Парижките катакомби
  • Catalan: Catacumbes de París
  • Chinese: 巴黎地下墓穴
  • Croatian: Pariške katakombe
  • Czech: Catacombes de Paris
  • Czech: Katakomby
  • Czech: Pařížské katakomby
  • Danish: Katakomberne i Paris
  • Dutch: Catacomben
  • Dutch: Catacomben van Parijs
  • English: Catacombes de Paris
  • English: The Catacombs of Paris
  • Esperanto: Katakombo en Parizo
  • Esperanto: Katakomboj de Parizo
  • Finnish: Pariisin katakombit
  • French: Catacombes de Paris
  • French: catacombes de Paris
  • Galician: Catacumbas de París
  • Galician: Les Catacombes
  • Georgian: Catacombs
  • German: Katakomben von Paris
  • Greek: Κατακόμβες του Παρισιού
  • Hebrew: הקטקומבות של פריז
  • Hungarian: Párizsi katakombák
  • Indonesian: Katakomba Paris
  • Italian: Catacombe di Parigi
  • Japanese: カタコンブ・ド・パリ
  • Luxembourgish: Katakombe vu Paräis
  • Norwegian: Katakombene i Paris
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Katakombene i Paris
  • Occitan (post 1500): turque
  • Persian: استودان پاریس
  • Persian: دخمه مردگان پاریس
  • Polish: Katakumby Paryża
  • Portuguese: Catacumbas de Paris
  • Romanian: Catacombele Parisului
  • Russian: Катакомбы Парижа
  • Russian: Парижские катакомбы
  • Serbian: Париске катакомбе
  • Spanish: Catacumbas de Paris
  • Spanish: Catacumbas de París
  • Spanish: Las Catacumbas de Paris
  • Spanish: Las Catacumbas de París
  • Swedish: Katakomberna i Paris
  • Swedish: Paris katakomber
  • Ukrainian: Катакомби Парижа
  • Urdu: پیرس کا کیٹا کومب
  • Vietnamese: Hầm mộ Paris

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