07 October 2015

Paris Diary: Day 4 | The Haunting Underground Catacombs and Walking Down the Champs Elysees

Welcome to the last part of my Paris Adventure! On the last day in Paris, we visited the infamous Catacombs of Paris. I'm not going to lie, I was so excited to finally visit the place I have heard so much about. However, once I stepped in to the underground place, it suddenly felt all too real and kind of scared me a little. For those of you who don't know, the Catacombs is an underground ossuary that holds the remains of about six million people . The walls are stacked with  skulls and bones when all of Paris's graveyards were emptied. Let's just say, this is not a place for the faint-hearted! 
After travelling through tunnel after tunnel, we finally came to the part that was lined with the skeletons. It was honestly the most surreal experience I've had on this trip. Seeing them all lined up all neatly was a chilling sight, its crazy to think they've been like that for hundreds of years. 

paris underground catacombs grave skulls and skeletons

paris haunting underground catacombs graveyards

paris underground catacombs grave skulls and skeletons

paris shopping galeries lafayette building

paris adventure diary apple pie and ice cream dessert food

paris concorde eiffel tower champs elysees

paris concorde eiffel tower champs elysees arc de triomphe

paris Arc de Triomphe and the champ elysees

paris The louvre museum gardens or jardins

After deciding we needed to something a little more chilled out, we decided to make our way to the Concorde and walked up the Champs Elysees which was really lovely! Seeing all the designer shops, that we cleverly avoided going in to, was great, as was just sitting down for lunch watching the world pass by. What made it even better was seeing the Arc De Triomphe which was so amazing to see in real-life.  After a bit more wondering around the beautiful city of Paris, we went back to the hotel and chilled out for a little bit before needing to pack to get back to the UK.

After an amazing few days, I have to admit I was glad to be back home! It was a trip I will never forget, and I am so grateful to have been able to experience it with my amazing cousin. This has given me motivation to visit more cities all over the world one day and experience even greater adventures.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed seeing all of my photos! You can find my previous 'Paris Diary' posts here:

Paris Diary: Day 1 | River Seine, Notre Dame Cathedral and Shopping
Paris Diary: Day 2 | Disneyland Paris, the place of dreams
Paris Diary: Day 3 | Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and Seeing the Mona Lisa

2 comments:

  1. The Catacombs look so interesting and spooky indeed. Nice post xx

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    1. It is such a great place to go see when in Paris! And thank you :)

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