Paris - Pere la Chaise

As are the other Paris city cemeteries, there's by a massive wall and lined with 5,000 trees. Meandering paths wander through the slightly rising slopes  of the workers' district of Belleville.. Named for Father (Pere) La Chaise, whose job was listening to Louis XIV's sins. It opened in 1804 and was the scene of one of the final phases of  the 1870 the Paris Commune . There was close fighting within the cemetery and 147 captured communards were executed against what's now known as the Communards' Wall (Mur des Federes)

Many famous people are buried here, including  Jim Morrison, Colete, Balzac, Oscar Wilde and many of Napoleon's marshals

The cemetery is located just a short distance from the Metro.

Other links:
Cemeteries & tombs
Stained Glass of Paris
Sacred Architecture

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