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Parisians Find Playground Under The Streets

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PARIS--While many Parisians go out on the town on Saturday evenings, a small but growing number go under it.

Beneath Paris lies a network of some 155 miles of tunnels known as "the catacombs"--an underground labyrinth that serves as the weekend playground for bands of urban explorers. One recent Saturday, several dozen "cataphiles," as these explorers are known, climbed down an embankment in south Paris to a unused railroad track. After a short walk, they disappear into a hole in the side of a railway tunnel to the catacombs, 65 feet below.

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