“Père-Lachaise is more than a necropolis. It is, in fact, a small city of thousands—all dead—within the larger city of Paris. It is never empty of life; there is movement here constantly. It is Paris’s conscience and Parisians are continually aware of its existence. Père-Lachaise is as much a part of the City of Light as the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre-Dame (Marion, 197:3)."
This cemetery is in the heart of Paris. It is the burial place of many prominent Parisians, and French and non-French celebrities.
- Marion, John Francis (1997). Famous and Curious Cemeteries: A Pictorial, Historical, and Anecdotal View of American and European Cemeteries and the Famous and Infamous People Who Are Buried There. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.
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