Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise

Today my friend and I went to Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise – also known as the cemetery where Jim Morrison of the Doors is buried.  The weather cooperated and we spent a rather toasty day walking around the beautiful, large cemetery grounds.     

 

Jim Morrison's grave

Jim Morrison's grave

 

Graffiti on crypt in front of Jim Morrison's grave

Graffiti on tomb in front of Jim Morrison's

Aside from Jim Morrison, there are a number of other famous people buried in Pere-Lachaise, including Edith Piaf, Chopin, Moliere, Bizet and Oscar Wilde.  

 

Chopin's tomb

Chopin's tomb

Going to a cemetery to see where famous people are buried may sound a tiny bit morbid, but the setting is beautiful, the grounds are green and lush and the best part is that it costs absolutely nothing to go inside.  Yes that is correct – it is free!  I recommend going on a balmy day and wear proper shoes for walking on the cobble stones.  Also, try to fight the urge to kiss Oscar Wilde’s tomb….apparently easier said than done.

 

Warning against graffiti....

A lovely warning in front of Oscar Wilde's tomb

 

Oscar Wilde's tomb

Oscar Wilde's tomb covered in kisses

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2 responses to “Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise

  1. I wanna visit the grave of Oscar Wilde! I also wonder if you were able to resist giving the site a kiss…

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