Here's how to visit the Paris Catacombs and go on Disney theme park rides online

By Sarah Wilson
Friday, 27th March 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Friday, 27th March 2020, 11:45 am

Ever fancied descending to the spooky depths of the Paris Catacombs? Thanks to a new virtual tour, you can explore the labyrinth from your sofa.

In recent weeks, attractions around the world have opened up their doors virtually, allowing internet users to explore everything they have to offer.

Built in the 18th century and containing the remains of around six million people, the famous Paris Catacombs are the latest attraction to join in the fun.

How does it work?

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    Usually costing €14 to visit in person, the virtual catacombs tour offers a 360 degree exploration of Paris's creepiest attraction, free of charge. The detail is fantastic, and you can even zoom into images to see some of the grisly remains up close.

    To visit, all you need to do is head to the Catacombs website and begin your tour. You can use your mouse or the arrow keys on your keyboard to explore.

    Other attractions offering virtual tours


    Several museums around the world are offering virtual tours - including London's National Portrait Gallery, The São Paulo Museum of Art and the The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam - so there's something to suit all tastes.

    Horror house tours 

    If you're a horror fan in search of more virtual scares, the Winchester Mystery House in Northern California (a bizarre home with odd features like staircases and doors leading nowhere) is offering a free video tour for everyone to enjoy.

    Theme parks 

    Now that Disney's theme parks are closed for the foreseeable future, you can have a go on several of their famous rides through virtual reality YouTube videos.

    This YouTube channel has dozens of POV rollercoaster ride videos you can play - just make sure you crank the sound up and have the video full screen.

    Zoos and aquariums 

    Zoos and aquariums around the world have also jumped on the bandwagon by providing free live streams of their array of exotic creatures for the public to enjoy.

    Chester Zoo - one of the UK's most famous - is hosting a live tour on Facebook, while several zoos and aquariums in the US - such as San Diego Zoo and Monterey Bay Aquarium are offering live streams of their various animals.