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Cimetiére du Pére-Lachaise – Paris

I first visited Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise in the mid 80's an assignment for a Newspaper I worked for at the time. The story was the young Jim Morrison fans that had taken up residence next to his grave. It was a wild and wonderful scene, the smell of dope in the air music blaring. Today the grave is behind a barrier and the only signs of fans is a wall of their used gum.

You could spend many hours wandering this extraordinary place ... maybe looking for other notable people, or just taking in the beauty. Or morph into Patti Smith visits cemeteries wherever she travels.

A person claiming to be a guide told me that to get a  plot now  for one person would cost 85,000 Euros

Père Lachaise Cemetery (; formerly cimetière de l'Est, "East Cemetery") is the largest cemetery in Paris, France (44 hectares or 110 acres).[1] With more than 3.5 million visitors annually, it is the most visited necropolis in the world. Notable figures in the arts buried at Père Lachaise include Michel Ney, Frédéric Chopin, Émile Waldteufel, Édith Piaf, Marcel Proust, Georges Méliès, Marcel Marceau, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Thierry Fortineau, J.R.D. Tata, Jim Morrison and Sir Richard Wallace.

The Père Lachaise is located in the 20th arrondissement and was the first garden cemetery, as well as the first municipal cemetery in Paris.[2] It is also the site of three World War I memorials. The cemetery is located on the Boulevard de Ménilmontant. The Paris Métro station Philippe Auguste on Line 2 is next to the main entrance, while the station Père Lachaise, on both Line 2 and Line 3, is 500 meters away near a side entrance.

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