Paris Catacombs: Exploring the Urban Underbelly Mike Richard January 24 Paris, What We're Reading 1 Comment Paris has a deeper and stranger connection to its underground than almost any city, and that underground is one of the richest. The arteries and intestines of Paris, the hundreds of miles of tunnels that make up some of the oldest and densest subway and sewer networks in the world, are just the start of it. Under Paris there are spaces of all kinds: canals and reservoirs, crypts and bank vaults, wine cellars transformed into nightclubs and galleries. Most surprising of all are the carriÃ¨res””the old limestone quarries that fan out in a deep and intricate web under many neighborhoods, mostly in the southern part of the metropolis. A fascinating look at the city’s underbelly via National Geographic Magazine. One Response Tweets that mention Paris Catacombs: Exploring the Urban Underbelly -- Topsy.com January 24 […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Spinster's Compass and Iain Mallory, Iain Mallory. Iain Mallory said: #Paris Catacombs: Exploring the Urban Underbelly http://tinyurl.com/4odlnm5 #travel #traveltips […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. 7 − = 0 Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.