Paris: Père-Lachaise Cemetry

The Père-Lachaise Cemetery is one of the most visited places in all of Paris. It’s one of the world’s most famous places, and the first civil cemetery built in the French capital. It dates back to 1804, and its name comes from Louis XVI’s confessor, Père François de la Chaise. It’s located in the XX arondissement and can be easily reached through the metro.

Its construction was ordered by Napoleon’s administration in response to the sanity threat posed by the catacombs where poor people were laid to rest; a law issued that the dead could not be visited in the city’s territory. The cemeteries of Montmartre, PèreLachaise, Montparnasse and Passy were created.

Many famous people were buried within it. Among them we find HonorédeBalzac, MarcelProust, GeorgesBizet and JeanPierreDantan.

 

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