Père Lachaise

The Père Lachaise is the largest cemetery of Paris. Located in the North East of the city, near Belleville and the Buttes Chaumont garden, it was created in the 18th century on terrains belonging to a religious order. The first burial took place in 1804. The cemetery is a fascinating place for many reasons. It contains the remains of many famous people (Jim Morrisson not being the least). Many areas are not well maintained and contain abandoned and crumbling graves. Every area has lots of very expressive statues. It is thus filled with photographic subjects.