14 April 2010

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, Paris, France (Part II)

The grave of the Gassion Piaf family, including the last resting place of the singer Édith Piaf (born Édith Gassion) (1915-1963). Her last marriage was to Theophanis Lamboukas, known as Théo Sarapo.

The tomb of Victor Noir (1848-1870), who was killed by Prince Pierre Bonaparte (1815-1881), a cousin of Emperor Napoleon III. The myth says that if you touch the statue at a certain area it will enhance fertility... Prince Pierre himself was interned in the Cimitière des Gonards in Versailles.

The Columbarium. I must say that I like this kind of mausoleum (for cremated remains). Very practical. I would like to see similar arrangements at cemeteries in Norway.

The grave of the author Marcel Proust (1871-1922), famous for "In Search of Lost Time".

The grave of General and Count François Gérard (1772-1832).

The grave of Constance, Countess of Slizien, née Countess of Wollowicz, d. 1841.

See also Part I of this photo article.

Le Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris, France, can be reached by metro to Père Laichaise (line 3) or Alexandre Dumas (line 2).

Updated on Sunday 18 April 2010 at 12.35.


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