Father Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Father Lachaise cemetery takes its name from King Louis XIV confessor, Father Francis of 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 between an English park and a shrine. All funerary art styles are represented: Serious Gothic, Haussmanian Burial Chambers, Ancient Mausoleums, etc.
On the green paths, visitors cross the burial places of famous men and women; Honoré de Balzac, Guillaume Apollinaire, Frédéric Chopin, Colette, Jean-Francois Champollion, Jean de La Fontaine, Moliere, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Jim Morrison, Alfred de Musset, Edith Piaf, Camille Pissarro and Oscar Wilde are among some of them.
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