Cemetery

The Catacombs in Paris ?

Old quarries transformed into municipal ossuary. Situated 20 metres below ground. Contains the remains of 6 million Parisians. Famous names among them: Rabelais, La Fontaine, Racine, Montesquieu, Lavoisier, Danton and Robespierre. 2 kilometres of tunnels. 14°C on average. You can visit this site all year long, if you aren’t afraid of skeletons. Catacombes de Paris […]


Landmarks, Place, Statue

Why the Lion of Belfort statue in Paris ?

The square Place Denfert-Rochereau is named after Pierre Denfert-Rochereau, the French commander who organized the defense at the siege of Belfort during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). It is dominated by the Lion of Belfort statue (a smaller version of the original in the town of Belfort) by Frédéric Bartholdi (remembered mainly for designing the Statue […]





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