Pere Lachaise Cemetery
May 1 , 2010

Touring famous graves in Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Père Lachaise Cemetery or "East Cemetery") - Morrison, Chopin, others.

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Jim Morrison's Grave - Pere Lachaise Cemetery
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Père Lachaise Cemetery)
One of the entrances to Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Père Lachaise Cemetery)

Saturday - day 8 (continued)

Leaving Montmartre, we took the Metro to Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Père Lachaise Cemetery or "East Cemetery"). Occupying more than 100 acres, Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris. 

Père Lachaise was founded by Napoleon 1804 and has become one of the most famous cemeteries in the world. Hundreds of thousands of visitors annually visit the graves of hundreds of artists, scientists, actors, musicians, authors, actors, politicians and architects. Walking down any lane will soon take you by the grave of someone you have heard of, or someone interesting whom you have never heard of.

We bought a map of Père Lachaise Cemetery from a women by the entrance we used. We made a point of visiting the graves of Jim Morrison from The Doors and the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin, but saw many other burials of note.

Graves in Père Lachaise Cemetery

Grave of Lucien Gibert, sculptor
Lucien Gibert - French sculptor (1904-1988)

Père Lachaise Cemetery
There were many people in Père Lachaise Cemetery, but it is so large that except at 
Jim Morrison's grave, it never felt crowded

Grave of Armand Pierre Arman
Armand Pierre Arman, French artist and sculptor (1928 - 2005)

Grave of Mano Solo
Mano Solo (1963 -2010) was the professional name of the singer Emmanuel Cabut

Frédéric Chopin's grave
Frédéric François Chopin (1810 - 1849) 

Jim Morrison's Grave - Pere Lachaise Cemeter
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison (1943 - 1971): singer, songwriter, poet, writer & filmmaker.

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