Les Catacombes de Paris – “An Empire of Death”

Les Catacombes de Paris

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Catacombes In spite of the somewhat forbidding sign over a stone portal to the ossuary which warns: “Arrête! C’est ici l’empire de la mort” (“Stop! This is the empire of death”), the Catacombes is one of the very popular attractions in Paris. Each year thousands of visitors come  to this […]

Musée Grévin: waxworks that live!

Musée Grévin Wax Museum

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries – Musée Grévin Before I visited the Musée Grévin in Paris, I was doubtful about enjoying a wax museum visit. But the Musée Grévin’s 450 or so wax figures soon changed my misconception of wax museums being just rooms full of emotionless wax models of significant individuals or movie stars. […]