My Gay Paris: A walk in Père Lachaise cemetery

A walk in the Père Lachaise cemetery is one of those walks you’ll never forget. You might think that taking a visit in a cemetery is not fun. But this one is very special. Located in the eastern part of Paris, the Père-Lachaise is one of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries. It is full of mystery and remembrance. You can feel the spirits of the many people buried here, in this 106 acre cemetery. Walking in the Père Lachaise, you will experience a very nice connection with the past, through tall trees and old graves, in a world of magic which just looks like a real maze.

One of Père Lachaise interests is that many famous people live their last life here. Among the notable persons buried here : Balzac, Edith Piaf, Chopin, Molière, Jim Morrison, Marcel Proust, Delacroix, Oscar Wilde.

The grave of Oscar Wilde in particular is very interesting. It consists of an Art Deco monolith. It is adorned with a lot of lipstick kisses from loving visitors.

The cemetery has a whole magnetism to itself, and its legends, made of black magic, necrophilia, and prostitution. Unless you stay during the after hours, which is something we don’t recommand, you won’t have a lot to say about these legends. But although the Père Lachaise is quite a busy touristic area, you will be able to rest and to think about the meaning of life all by yourself, since the cemetery is quite big. You will also be able to pay tribute to many notable people you might love, among them a lot of gay people.

Victor Noir was a famous French journalist. His tomb became a fertility symbol.

To go to the Père Lachaise, you can take line 3 up to Père-Lachaise métro station, and from that point, you will be able to enter the cemetery and to walk all the way up through the exit located near Place Gambetta. Be careful, in the winter, the cemetery close quite early.

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