“The only misplaced curiosity is trying to find out here, on this side, what lies beyond the grave.” — Colette
Hours: Tuesday hours 8:30 am–12:30 pm, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Address: 16 Rue du Repos
The most exclusive address for a million former Parisians is Père Lachaise Cemetery opened in 1804. It’s the city’s largest greenspace (119 acres) within the Boulevard Peripherique. It receives two million visitors each year from among the living.
Permanent residents: Francois Poulenc, Heloise and Abelard, Camille Pissaro, Cherubini, Chopin, Breguet (yes the watch guy), Lalique (the glass guy), Michel Petrucciani, Auguste Comte, Champollion, Samuel Hahnemann, Gustave Dore, Jim Morrison, Moliere, La Fontaine, Murat, Antoine Parmentier, Sarah Bernhardt, Balzac, Delacroix, Merleau-Ponty, Georges Melies, Edith Piaf, Bizet, Marcel Proust, Apollinaire, Isadora Duncan, Simone Signoret, Richard Wright, Auguste Blanqui, Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas, Modigliani, Edith Piaf, Colette, Oscar Wilde.
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