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Paris catacombs

Philibert's grave - ©Rémi Villalongue / CC-BY Philibert's grave - ©Rémi Villalongue / CC-BY

Do you think someone can get lost in the Catacombs? Like in a good old horror film, lost in the dark... This tragic story happened to a chap named Philibert Aspairt: he died in Paris Catacombs, one...

Décure's Port-Mahon - ©KoS / Public domain Décure's Port-Mahon - ©KoS / Public domain

Décure, quarryman and artist We are now in the Port-Mahon gallery, named after the stony sculpture representing Port-Mahon fortress, made between 1777 and 1782 by the quarryman Décure, nicknamed...

Gilbert's grave - ©Rijin / CC-BY-SA Gilbert's grave - ©Rijin / CC-BY-SA

The poet's farewell A fake grave? Yes, the one belonging to Nicolas Gilbert, poet from Lorraine in the 18th century. A grave also known as Sarcophage du Lacrymatoire. We can read on it those poetry...

Françoise's grave - ©Passion Leica / CC-BY-SA Françoise's grave - ©Passion Leica / CC-BY-SA

Famous? Why? This grave belongs to Françoise Géllain, first buried in the Vaugirard cemetery. We read this on the stone:A la mémoire de Françoise Gellain dame Legros, couronnée par l’Académie...

Bones - ©Joe deSousa / CC0 Bones - ©Joe deSousa / CC0

In 1785, they chose old quarries of Tombe-Issoire, in the Montsouris' plain, to be the future Parisian underground ossuary. Guillaumot, the quarries general inspector, was in charge of the...

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