Thursday, November 3, 2011


Pere Lachaise is the most famous cemetery in Paris.  Maybe even in the entire world.  Many famous people are buried here.  There currently is a waiting list to be buried here.
Kayleigh and Kylie wanted to see Chopin's grave so Sara booked a tour of the cemetery.  I recommend taking a tour.  You could wander for hours in there and still not see many of the famous graves with out one.  It was three hours of walking uphill then downhill over cobblestones but it was worth it.  It truly is a unique place.

 Interesting tombstone

 Another interesting grave.

 Paris in the background.

 Chopin's grave.

 Jim Morrison's grave.  He was only allowed to be buried here because the Doors told the officials that besides being a rock star he was a poet.   Being a poet is what allowed him to be buried there.  They didn't care he was a rock star but they do love their poets.

 Oscar Wilde's grave.  The headstone is being replaced because of all the lipstick stains and graffiti written on it.
 Part of the Holocaust memorial.
 Edith Piaf's grave


 This is our tour guide Sarah.  She spent nearly three hours taking us all through the cemetery and showing us the famous and also the not so famous but very interesting graves.  The tour company is Sight Seekers Delight.  Here is a link to their web site  I highly recommend them.  It was a wonderful tour and very informative.  Sarah is well versed on the cemetery and its history.

 The gang of us.

 A walk down the hill.

An artists view of death.

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