Nearly All Saints Day at Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

It seems fitting that, with the coming of All Saints Day, we should visit a cemetery. . . and why not visit the most famous of them, Père Lachaise.

This is the final resting place of many of Paris’ luminaries, so we buy a guide outside the gate in order to locate the graves of the most famous and infamous. However, once inside the gate we mostly ignore the guide, letting the changing light serve as our guide instead. In the late afternoon sun the cemetery is serene and beguiling. . . with every turn a new vista appears, a jumble of grave markers new and old, pristine or long neglected, glowing richly in the sun or withdrawing darkly into the shadows.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Can’t get to Paris? You can visit Père Lachaise virtually.

 

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We were in Paris as a stopover on our return from the Seychelles. Those posts can be found at Visiting the Seychelles  

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