Chilling Facts You Didn’t Know About the Catacombs of Paris

It Goes 5 Storey Deep Underground

23. It Goes 5 Storey Deep Underground

By now you already know that the catacombs are an underground spot, but did you know that they are as deep as 65 feet below the surface of the city? That’s as far deep as a 5 storey building. Incidentally, it is this very characteristic that has made catacombs perfect for their function. 

Simply because they are so far down the city, any bodies buried here were completely disconnected from the lives of the regular Parisian citizens. While the overflowing bodies in the city cemeteries were raising a stink and potentially causing diseases, the deep tunnels proved to be a respite for the living (as well s the dead). 
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