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The Catacombs of Paris are the spookiest part of a tour of France

Halloween is fast approaching, and as the holiday draws closer, there is a renewed focus on some of the scariest travel destinations on the planet. There are a number of well-known spooky landmarks, but few spots come to mind more quickly than the Catacombs of Paris. This eerie attraction has long been a staple of France tours, and their appeal is only heightened around Halloween.

The creepiness of the Paris Catacombs is hard to deny. An immense underground cemetery, the Catacombs were originally used once burial grounds surrounding Paris became too crowded, and took their current appearance sometime around the late 18th century. The site has been a popular tourist attraction for well over 100 years and houses the remains of an estimated 6 million people.

Given the Catacombs' history, it's no surprise that the landmark carries its fair share of ghost stories and accounts of haunted trips through the underground path. Many people who have taken the tour report feeling a sensation of being followed, unexplained cold spots and uneasy feelings. Still, others have reported seeing orbs and shadowy figures following them throughout the tour.

Today, the Catacombs occupy a significant spot in the public eye, and are widely recognized as one of the most haunted places in the world.

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