The old underground quarries were selected as the final resting place of these unfortunate Parisian souls. Over 30 years, more than 6 million bodies were moved from a number of cemeteries, under the cover of night and accompanied by priests. The bones were laid out in a “romantic-macabre” style, forming the largest necropolis in the world.
Mum and Dad and I had the afternoon to kill (pardon the pun), so we went underground to escape the heat. Arranged in charming heart-shapes and the typical skull and crossbones, the artistry makes walking through millions of people's graves all the more creepy.
If you're after an alternative to the Tower or churches, check it out. But be warned, the line can be just as long (only 200 people are allowed inside at any one time).Tweet this!