Cimetière Père-Lachaise

Leave it to the French to make beauty out of death....

We recently visited the Cimetière Père-Lachaise, which is the most visited cemetery in the world. The reason for this is pretty simple, there are a lot of famous dead people buried here. Unlike other Parisian cemeteries, you only had to live in Paris to be buried here; your nationality didn't matter.

Yours truly unsuccessfully trying to locate Frederic Chopin's grave.

It felt very odd to be in such a nice place, yet it was full of tombstones.

They assigned avenues to the pathways because the place is so big.

Random crypts.

Zombie Apocalypse?

Polish..I must be getting close to Chopin!

Finally, the most famous Polish person with a French last name.

By far the most visited grave is that of Jim Morrison, star of Wayne's World 2. They actually had to construct a barrier around his grave because people were sneaking in at night and doing all kinds of illicit activity in front of his tombstone.

Thank fully it was all PG when we arrived.

The most memorable grave site was that of Oscar Wilde. There is a glass wall mounted in front of his tombstone that girls (or men with lipstick on), pay homage by kissing it. While on his deathbed, he famously stated, "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death - one of us has GOT to go".

I had light lipstick on that day so I passed. It looks like someone gave a little tongue.

Of course no outing in Paris is complete without getting lost and then stumbling onto a random view of the Eiffel tower.

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