The Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris’s largest cemetery, is probably best known to foreign visitors as the final resting place of one James D. Morrison, lead singer of the Doors. To Parisians its also known for The Communard’s Wall where the last insurrectionists were shot at the end of the Commun’s (another French revolution) “Bloody Week” and for all the holocaust memorials. On this walk with Fred you’ll pay your respects to the likes of Édith PIAF (1915 – 1963), Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884 – 1920), Paul ELUARD (1895 – 1952), Gertrude STEIN (1874 – 1946), Antoine PARMENTIER (1737 – 1813), Molière, La Fontaine, Théodore GÉRICAULT (1791 – 1824), Frederic Chopin and Oscar Wilde, who died in Paris in 1900.
Each year, the Père Lachaise Cemetery welcomes over 3.5 million visitors, making it the most visited cemetery in the world!
Oscar Wilde wrote, “Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.” And peace is what you’ll encounter in this calm, yet utterly captivating cemetery.
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Tours start daily at 9:30 a.m. and 2pm and last 2 hours