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Père-Lachaise Cemetery

Père-Lachaise Cemetery - final resting place Jim Morrisson

Many famous people have found their final resting place in the world’s most famous cemetery – the Père-Lachaise. This includes prominent personalities like Yves Montand, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Maria Callas, Frederic Chopin, Jean Moulin, Marcel Proust and Jim Morrisson. The cemetery is one the quietest places in Paris, and its traversing footpaths have brought structure to the cemetery.

In the cemetery there are chaotic pathways which follow no particular direction. The graves on display are in the form of houses or mausoleums to be wonder, with thrones, tall trees and marble graves in between. Visitors will be enchanted by a truly incomparable light-and-shadow-game. Occasionally the cemetery can be very creepy.

Père-Lachaise Cemetery

In the 19th century the Père-Lachaise Cemetry was opened as many of the smaller graveyards had to be closed and a larger one had to be opened. Next to the cemetries Montparnasse and Montmartre is the Père-Lachaise cemetery it being the largest in Paris. When entering the graveyard you receive a map which guides you past the graves of well known personalities. The graves of the most famous are often heavily adorned, as many fans lay flowers and even vinyl records.