Sneaky weekend away to Paris…not like that, with the family this time. We arrive, its November, its raining and it does not stop but that is okay we have places to me.
For our first outing we head to The Catacombes. Mr Elf and I have had two previous attempts to get into The Catacombes, so I am willing to cue in the rain for two hours to get in. Yes two hours! You can book tickets in advance which I would recommend, it is more expensive but definitely worth it. Once inside you descend beneath Paris into her ossuaries. The bones of six million Parisians are entombed below Paris, gathered from many of the old cemeteries and Charnal Houses of Paris. The renovations that were started in 1810 transformed The Catacombes into an underground walk for the macabre of nature!
The Catacombes are full of history and are very fascinating. I am very happy to have finally made it in. Definitely recommend adding it to your list of Paris musts!
We finish our evening with a trip to the Eiffel Tower, the sparkly beauty of Paris. Glorious as always.