THIEVES have used the Parisian Catacomb tunnel network to steal $375,000 worth of wine from a private cellar.
More than 300 bottles of wine were nicked from an apartment in the 6th arrondissement, near the Luxembourg Gardens, and carried out through the underground system.
Detectives say the thieves must have identified the cellar they wanted to access under the building and then drilled into it from the catacombs.
Many of the tunnels have the above-ground street names etched into the walls of the 250km tunnel network, making it possible to navigate the city from below.
It is forbidden for people to stray from the main tourist path in the tunnel system.