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.
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