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Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise

The weather was perfect for a stroll through the city of the dead. It truly is its own city with winding streets, hills, tombs, and tree lined paths. This place is massive. It’s too easy to get lost if you don’t know your way around, or if you’re like me and don’t have the greatest map skills. Nevertheless, it makes for a fun walk and of course, finding unique monuments.

Oscar Wilde

We got lost on the way to finding Oscar Wilde. It’s wonder we found him at all. His grave looked nothing like I thought it would . And, I didn’t expect the thousands of lips and inscriptions. But when you think about it, I guess it’s fitting. A little charming.

There was also this beautiful art nouveau site. Too bad the photos of the backside didn’t turn out so well. The engraving was beautiful I love the font.

Edith Piaf

 

Most of all, I thought this one was the coolest. I was quite taken by surprise and it made me smile. We spent hours walking around here and probably didn’t see even see a third of it. I missed Georges Seurat’s plot, but towards the end, we were just too tired to go on. A visit to Pere Lachaise is definitely at least a two day trip- if there’s a list of interred residents you want to visit.

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