Cimetière du Père Lachaise

16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris 0 Reviews

Overview

Opened in 1804, Père Lachaise is the world’s most visited graveyard. Its 70,000 luxurious burial places of the rich and celebrated structure a verdant, 44-hectare form garden. Features incorporate those of 1960s demigod Jim Morrison (division 6) and Oscarbato Wilde (division 89). Get a graveyard map (or download carefully utilizing a QR code) at the protection office close to the bd de Ménilmontant and mourn du Repos passageways.

Different notables incorporate author Chopin; dramatist Molière; artist Apollinaire; journalists Proust, Gertrude Stein and Colette; on-screen characters Simone Signoret, Sarah Bernhardt and Yves Montand; painters Pissarro, Modigliani and Delacroix; chanteuse Édith Piaf; and artist Isadora Duncan.

Of intrigue, more for the story than the burial chamber, is the Mur des Fédérés or Communards’ Wall. On 27 May 1871, the remainder of the Communard radicals, cornered by government powers, battled a sad, throughout the night fight among the headstones. Toward the beginning of the day, the 147 survivors were arranged against this totally standard, plain block divider, shot, and covered where they fell in a mass grave. Dedicatory remembrances to those who’ve kicked the bucket during pretty much every other war in present day history lie inverse to frame an emotive back street – it is inconceivable not to be moved.

Moving toward the burial ground along bd de Ménilmontant, it’s hard to miss – or not be moved by – the city’s latest Monument aux Morts Parisiens de la Première Guerre Mondiale, uncovered on the graveyard’s outside western divider on 11 November 2018, the century of the truce denoting the finish of WWI. The forcing, 280m-long, dark metal board – engraved with the names of the 94,415 realized Parisians executed in battle and another 8000 missing – runs the whole length of the road.