The cemetery is the final resting place of people like Molière, Jim Morrison, Balzac, and many others. And the rich and spellbinding monuments and tombs made in their honor represent the best from artists of the late 19th century and beginning of the 20th, such as Léopold Morice, Auguste Blanqui, and Aimé-Jules Dalou. Paul Moreau-Vauthier’s monument to the victims of revolution, the Mur des Fédérés, on Avenue Gambetta is a particularly striking piece. It refers to one of the darkest periods of French history, “The Commune,” and the stones used still bear the bullet holes where 147 combatants were shot.
Sounds weird to recommend a cemetery, but this one feels more like a park out of Tim Burton's imagination. very lovely and not crowded at all.
One of the most famous cemetry in Paris. A lot of famous people are burried here.
The nearby Père Lachaise Cemetery, known widely as the place where Jim Morrison is buried, is filled with the tombs of so many famous people that it's best to get a map just before you enter so you will be sure to see everything you want to see.
Le cimetière du Père Lachaise Plus qu’un cimetière, c’est un vrai parc arboré agréable pour se balader, et flâner entre les personnalités et les inconnus qui y ont élu domicile. Écrivains, peintres, scientifiques, militaires, musiciens... Je vous conseille l’appli Père-lachaise pour vous guider,…
The Père Lachaise cemetery takes its name from King Louis XIV's confessor, Father François d'Aix de La Chaise. It is the most prestigious and most visited necropolis in Paris. Situated in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, it extends 44 hectares and contains 70,000 burial plots. The cemetery is a mix…
“Cosy place, good vibes, tasty food and amazing outdoor options on summer time !”
“The park takes its name from the bare hill (chauve-mont) that once occupied this site. It became a place where gypsum was mined, and where the limestone was quarried to be used in buildings in Paris and the US. Worse, though, was that the site also became a dumping ground for sewage, even horse carcasses. Luckily, during the 19th-century renovation of Paris under Napoleon III chauve-mont was chosen as a place for a large park, as part of the emperor's fascination with endowing Paris with green spaces. The artificial lake created at that time wraps around a hilly central island. The lake attracts waterfowl and other birds and is stocked with fish. You will often seen nets and other paraphernalia used by students and researchers studying the lake.”
“It makes you work out a little (too many stairs) but it's worth it, beautiful view and cute bars.”
“People cross all the city to come to this 5 minute walk from the appartment bar ! One of the only rooftop in Paris. pretty expensive but it's a must go when the sun shines.”
“La Maroquinerie's former life as a leather factory is little in evidence these days. It's now a bright café and bar in competition with La Bellevilloise, with a coveted downstairs concert venue that hosts the odd literary debate and a wealth of cool music acts. It's home to the Inrocks Indie Club nights, but there are still traces of its world music roots. The food is excellent - you can eat your way through the menu quite reasonably for around €25 - and wine sourced from across France starts at €3 a glass. The interior, with exposed brick, is cosy, and in summer chirpy locals invade the shaded terrace.”