Pere Lachaise Cemetery

I often take friends to the Pere Lachaise Cemetery, the largest private one in Paris. It is always worth the trip.

Many tombs are covered with moss.

This is a popular tomb, that of Victor Noir, which has become a place to visit for those wanting to become pregnant. There are always flowers here and sometimes photos of new born babies.

A lot of these family grave sites have open doors which probably means the family no longer visits or is no longer living.

When there aren’t any leaves, you can see the Eiffel Tower from the cemetery which is on a hill.

This tomb got painted some years ago.

And, of course, there is the tomb of Jim Morrisson, singer for the Doors who died in Paris. There are always flowers, candles, graffiti and the scent of marijuana in the air. He lives on in his music and his well known wild life style.

3 thoughts to “Pere Lachaise Cemetery”

  1. Such a beautiful cemetery! I”ve only been to Paris twice, of course we had to trek out to see Jim Morrison’s grave.

    By the way, your comment about my Gigi post inspired me. I’ve hunted down 12 of the Paris locations from the movie especially for you! It was exhausting but so much fun too.
    Here’s the link, I hope you’ll check it out.

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