cemetery, tombs, pere lachaise

Père Lachaise Cemetery

A place I would have never visited when I was growing up due to having a superstitious upbringing. Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris, France, at 44 hectares or 110 acres. With more than 3.5 million visitors annually, it is the most visited necropolis in the world.

Endless Rows

There is a bit of everything for everyone with famous architects, artists, politicians, journalists & musicians being buried here. We wandered with the map provided by the city council on our phones. Let’s check out some of the graves we visited.

Victor Noir

This was the one I wanted to visit most as I saw a viral post previously. Victor Noir has became a symbol of fertility in the cemetry. Legend has it, woman will be blessed with fertility by rubbing the buldge on his crotch.

Frederic Chopin

The famous Polish pianist died at the age of 39.

Jim Morrison

The lead singer from The Doors were laid to rest here. There is a tree with chewed gum being pasted on the trunk as a tribute to him being rebellious.

Another thing I like with this place is that any Parisian can be buried here despite religion. A law was passed to disallow segregration. Apparently there is no longer any space available but abandoned places are opened up with a long waiting list.

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