Paris’s necropolis is major tourist attraction

The grand entrance to the world-famous and much-visited Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris

The Cimetière du Père-Lachaise is the final resting place of more than 1million people – including Chopin, Piaf, Morrison, and Wilde. The Connexion tours the tombs.

Instead of Hallowe’en, the French traditionally celebrate ‘La Toussaint’ (All Saints’ Day) on November 1. It is on this day that families clean graves and place fresh flowers and decorations on the tombs of their ancestors.

The most famous cemetery in France is possibly Père Lachaise in Paris. At 110 acres, it is also one of the largest and filled with the graves of famous people. It was established by Napoléon in 1804, and named after a priest, Père François de la Chaise, who used to live on the site.

For a long time, it contained 13 graves so the authorities transferred ...

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