Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (from Wikipedia): If this is blogging…Well I Love It! (never the less: Blog responsibly)

Père Lachaise Cemetery (French: Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, [simtjɛːʁ dy pɛːʁ laʃɛːz]; officially, cimetière de l’Est, “East Cemetery”) is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris (44 hectares or 110 acres),[1] though there are larger cemeteries in the city’s suburbs.

Père Lachaise is in the 20th arrondissement, and is reputed to be the world’s most visited cemetery, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to the graves of those who have enhanced French life over the past 200 years. It is also the site of three World War I memorials.

The cemetery is on Boulevard de Ménilmontant (fr). The Paris Métro station Philippe Auguste on line 2 is next to the main entrance, while the station called Père Lachaise, on both lines 2 and 3, is 500 metres away near a side entrance. Many tourists prefer the Gambetta station on line 3, as it allows them to enter near the tomb of Oscar Wilde and then walk downhill to visit the rest of the cemetery.

Cimetière du Père Lachaise
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Père Lachaise Cemetery is located in Paris

 
 
Details
Year established 1804
Location Paris
Country France
Coordinates 48.860°N 2.396°E
Type Public, non-denominational
Size 44 hectares (110 acres)
Number of interments 1,000,000
Among those enterred at Piere Lachaise Are:

Among those enterred at Piere Lachaise Are: (click to access wikipedia site)

Let’s visit Frederick Chopin’s grave:

 

Chopin_Grave

Chopin_Grave

And now let’s listen to one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever composed fro piano:

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2 responses to “Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (from Wikipedia): If this is blogging…Well I Love It! (never the less: Blog responsibly)

  1. It is sucj an interesting place.

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    • I Know, there so many great intellectuals o four time found a resting place, and are remembered by scores of people paying tribute, and in remembrance.
      Thanks for for your comment Mike!
      Cheers!

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