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Pere Lachaise cemetery

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Next we got a bit out of the city center and visited Paris’ most prestigious cemetery featuring the grave sites of Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, and Jim Morrison.

There was even this touching addition of a young girl recently killed at the Bataclan concert venue.

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This place was a welcome reprieve from the bustling city full of tourist hoards. You can really get lost here. I found myself imagining the conversations that took place amongst the spirits of the deceased residents.

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Jim Morrison’s grave was a popular destination for sex romps and rampant drug usage so they put up this handy dandy gate to keep the fornicators out.

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Oscar Wilde’s grave had a glass partition installed because female admirers were defacing it with lipstick kisses. Mom swears he was a known homosexual so I don’t quite get the symbolism.

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Pere Lachaise cemetery

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