One of my favorite places in Paris. This place is super inspiring and shockingly beautiful.
One of the most beautiful cemetery I have ever been to. There is so much history here and famous people.
Visiting a cemetery in Paris might seem a decidedly morbid pursuit. Père Lachaise, however, is no ordinary cemetery. The final resting place of the Arts and Sciences' most luminous souls, and a population of 1 million plus, rightfully places it as the world's most visited cemetery. Its verdant, winding paths lead to the magnificent tombs of writer Oscar Wilde, composer Frederik Chopin, playright Molière, chanteuse Edith Piaf, rocker Jim Morrison and many, many more. The size of the cemetery can be overwhelming and extremely confusing, so best pick up a map at the conservation office near the main Boulevard de Menilmontant entrance.
It is easy to get lost among the museums in Paris, with the long lines and lots of visitors. Pere-Lachaise Cemetery is a rare gem in the city. The cemetery is beautiful itself and is the final resting place to many famous people, including Chopin and Oscar Wilde. It is also the final resting place of Jim Morrison and Gertrude Stein. The cemetery also has a beautiful and haunting memorial for the Jewish and French Jewish holocaust victims. It is a great place to go for a long walk and check out the famous resting places. There are gorgeous views of the city from the top of the park.
Cimetiere de Pere Lachaise to find the grave of The Lizard King/Mr. Mojo Risin’, aka Jim Morrison of ‘The Doors.’ The Rider on the Storm… The cemetery where he is buried is a massive area, but there was a map that took me directly to his grave. Many people were gathered around a grave when I was close to the mark on the map, so I knew I had found it.Morrison’s grave is just a regular grave among others, but there are many flowers around it and a fence to keep the visiting crowds off the burial spot. Stickers from every band to ever visit the grave line the fence. It is nice to pay condolences to my rock and roll heroes when I can. I Beaver stickered the fence to say hello.
This is my favorite spot in Paris. I know that sounds strange, but it's one of the less touristy places, which I like. There are a lot of famous people buried here with a lot of beautiful headstones and mausoleums. It's worth it to come just before dark and see all of the followers by Jim Morrison's grave.
It may seem strange to say that this cemetery is a beautiful place to visit, but with the allure of a park and the history of thousands of minds and souls, it's a don't-miss for history buffs. As far as literary tombs are concerned, you'll encounter Marcel Proust, Colette, Honoré de Balzac, Alfred de Musset and Oscar Wilde, amongst others. It's easy to get lost, so download a map off the internet before you go or ask for one at the office when you arrive.