Monday, May 28, 2007

Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

Le Cimetière du Père-Lachaise

This past Thursday was a sunny, warm day in Paris and I decided to take the afternoon off to explore part of the city. I went to the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery which is the world's most visited cemetery. It is a cool, green leafy location and a great place to visit on a warm day. The Cemetery feels like a miature city with its cobblestone paths and all the small mausoleum style graves.

Père-Lachaise is the resting place of many famous artists, writers and musicians and it is easy to pick up a map to the famous graves at the businesses adjacent to the cemetery. The upper part of the cemtery is a grid, but the lower part is a maze of winding paths and it is easy to lose your way. But, you might find you enjoy your time there more is you just allow yourself to get lost.

Some of the famouse graves I found:


Jim Morrison


Heloise and Abelard

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