The Best Virtual Tours of Paris Landmarks and Museums
Updated: 15 hours ago
If you're missing Paris or need some destination or cultural inspiration (who doesn't?), there's a fix. Now, you can virtually tour many of Paris' must see sites and landmarks right from your couch. If you fancy a trip to Paris, here are the best virtual tours to transport you to the City of Light.
1. Paris Catacombs Virtual Visit
The Catacombs is Paris' "Empire of Death,” a 200 mile honeycomb of tunnels. The system is so enormous that no one knows exactly how many tunnels or chambers exist. The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables' Jean Valjean both haunted these tunnels. During WWII, the French Resistance used the tunnels.
With cemeteries in Paris overflowing, a portion of the tunnels were turned into an ossuary for human remains. At first, bones were haphazardly deposited. Eventually, they were organized and systematically displayed.
Now, housebound horror fans can get their fix of Parisian gore. Check out this virtual Catacombs tour. This virtual tour gets you even closer.
2. Les Invalides Virtual Visit
Les Invalides is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement. It includes: (1) the the royal chapel, known as the Cathedral of St. Louis des Invalides, with its iconic golden dome; (2) the Musee de l'Armee, and (3) Napoleon's Tomb.
The cathedral was Paris' tallest building until the Eiffel Tower was erected in1887. It's definitely one of Paris' must see churches.