The Eiffel Tower. The Sacré Coeur. The Louvre. The Notre Dame. All of these extremely significant historical sites in Paris were absolutely breathtaking to see in person; however, one of the most interesting parts of my stay in the City of Love was when I ventured down to The Catacombs.
When you walk into the building, you go down a spiral staircase that feels like you're going down into the distant past of Paris. The coolest part about it all is you are doing exactly that. Over 6 MILLION skeletons are located in the Catacombs below the City of Love.
Most of the bones that you see in the Catacombs are from human arms and legs, along with skulls. The point of the catacombs was because back in the early 1800s, Paris was experiencing an extreme problem with overpopulation: dead or alive.
Because of this, there was a time in Parisian history where numerous cemeteries were dug up in order for the bodies to be put into the tunnels below the city (The Catacombs).
Right when you walk into the part where the skeletons are, you walk into the skeletons that were from the era of the Black Plague. As an American, I found it fascinating that one city could have that much history-- hundreds of years of history that continue to be preserved so preciously.