Wednesday, August 30, 2017

"Thieves stole wine reportedly worth more than €250,000 (£230,000) after burrowing into a private cellar from the catacombs 20 metres below Paris"

TG:

Paris’s catacombs are off-limits to the public at night and only a little over 1 mile (2km) of tunnels can only be visited during the day with a guide. Authorities have long turned a blind eye to groups of cataphiles, as they are known, who have identified secret entrances – mostly former sewer holes – and risk fines to sneak in for parties, secret meetings and even film screenings.

Many of the tunnels have their corresponding above-ground street names etched into the walls to help visitors find their way around.