Fans of the catacombs.

Cataphiles - so-called French diggers studying catacombs beneath Paris.
Catacombs in Paris appeared immediately after the French Revolution, have been transferred to the burial, which suffered during the restoration of the city. Catacombs is witnessed various historical events over the last two centuries in Paris. For example, during World War II by the Nazis during the occupation of Paris, the French resistance forces used the catacombs as a refuge. In the late 60s they gradually began to recover, to find a new use for this space.
Paris Catacombs are intertwining underground galleries and tunnels. At a depth of 80 yards and no electricity is absolute silence. Penetration into the dungeon is illegal. Violators usually have to pay a small fine.
Despite the fact that the entrance to the cave is prohibited, there are several places that are open to tourists. Due to the fact that some places in the catacombs may be too narrow, low or even flooded November 2, 1955, it was decided - to ban the entrance into the cave. But the secret passageways in the catacombs still exist.
The French diggers there 3 rules they must abide by and respect:
1) "Everything that goes down into the ground, should be returned to the surface." This rule must unconditionally fulfill any digger.
2) "I never talk about life on the surface." Few people are interested about what you do for a living, or which school to go.
3) "Do not trust anyone." Catacombs - a network of interwoven stories, tunnels, passages and rooms, it is therefore considered the most sensible not to listen to anyone.
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1) One of the French diggers named "Kta Pop" penetrates into the cave through a passage on a public parking lot, April 20, 2010, Paris, France. This site is located at a depth of 8 floors in the heart of the city.






2) Diggers "socket" and "Lung Kee" pave your route on a map, November 14, 2009. "Socket" has created this map itself within a few years.




3) Several fans descend into the underground catacombs through the hatch, November 20, 2009.




4) "Lou" descends into the catacombs 20 November 2009.




5) Digger named "Zero" is coming out of the dungeon, November 14, 2009.




6) "Mishadi Dee" overcomes one of the flooded tunnels, 14 November 2009.



7) Diggers squeeze between the stones in the cave, April 16, 2010.



8) "Leo" creeps into a military bunker through a hole in the wall, 16 April 2010.



9) Diggers admire the high ceilings, November 20, 2009.



10) Sculpture of a man passing through walls. Paris Catacombs are one of the favorite places for students from different art schools.



11) "Zoom" is looking for intact skull in a room of the dungeon, March 20, 2010.



12) Diggers exchange books in a kind of "library" dungeon. Sometimes visitors are catacombs leave their books to check out the other charge.



13) A small feast in the catacombs, November 20, 2009.



14) "Lobo" and makes listening to music a little smoke break underground, March 18, 2010.



15) One of the Diggers, April 20, 2010.



16) "Zuma" and "Leo" in one of the underground parties. Location and time of the holiday is kept secret until shortly before his party. Diggers bring with them batteries and generators for lighting and music facilities.



17) Preparation of a cheese fondue in the ground.



18) The underground party. Location and time of the holiday is kept secret until shortly before his party. Diggers bring with them batteries and generators for lighting and music facilities.



19) "Leo" selects the correct rotation, April 25, 2010.



20) Diggers spend the evening under the ground.



21) "Bobby" waiting for their turn to leave the catacombs through the hatch, 20 November 2009.



22) One of the outputs of the dungeon. "Everything that goes down into the ground, should be returned to the surface" - is one of the rules that the majority of diggers are respected and carried out. Unfortunately, some still prefer to leave the garbage right outside.



23) One of the rooms air-raid shelters, in that role dungeon acted days of World War II, April 16, 2010.



24) One of the rooms air-raid shelters, in that role dungeon acted days of World War II, April 16, 2010.



25) One of the rooms air-raid shelters, in that role dungeon acted days of World War II, April 16, 2010.



26) One of the rooms air-raid shelters, in that role dungeon acted days of World War II, April 16, 2010.



27) One of the rooms air-raid shelters, in that role dungeon acted days of World War II, April 16, 2010.



28) One of the rooms air-raid shelters, in that role dungeon acted days of World War II, April 16, 2010.



29) One of the diggers off the headlamp flashlight, April 25, 2010.



30) "Claude" raises upward debris remaining after an evening spent in the catacombs. "Everything that goes down into the ground, should be returned to the surface" - is one of the rules that the majority of diggers are respected and carried out.



31) Diggers on the outskirts of Paris, March 20, 2010.



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