Charles Pigeon, Montparnasse Cemetery, inventor non-exploding gas lamp
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Find A Famous Grave In Paris Cemeteries

Charles Pigeon, Montparnasse Cemetery, inventor non-exploding gas lampInterested in practicing your French? The City of Paris organizes a tour of the cemetery Père Lachaise (the confessor to Louis XIV) for about six euros (entry to the cemetery is free) every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. between April 1 and November 30.

The tour is a timeless promenade that evokes memories of numerous celebrities and legendary figures laid to rest among the greenery of this park. Who is buried at this cemetery, which, thanks to a good marketing strategy attracted new customers?

Père Lachaise is the largest green space in the capital, 44 hectares (108 acres), 5,300 trees and is a refuge of biodiversity. The tombs of Marcel Proust, Frédéric Chopin, Alfred de Musset, Honoré de Balzac, Edith Piaf, and Jim Morrisson are located within its walls. Take the Virtual Tour of Père Lachaise.

Père Lachaise map for download from the Mairie de Paris. Read about the Père-Lachaise on the Paris Tourist Office Web site.

Meet at the entrance to the cemetery on Boulevard de Ménilmontant facing rue de la Roquette. The metros to reach the cemetery are Père-Lachaise or Philippe-Auguste. If you have any questions, contact Paris-Jardins (telephone: 0171285056); reservations are not necessary.

If you would like to know more about the fourteen Paris cemeteries, visit the mayor’s website (“Tous les cimetières parisiens”). The link takes you to a page with a list and their name and address. Click on one brings up the history, prominent inhabitants and a map. Père-Lachaise in English on their site. More about other Paris cemeteries.The oldest is the Cimetière de Charonne (Charonne cemetery) from the Middle Ages.

Montparnasse map Women Buried in Montparnasse Who is buried there? Serge Gainsbourg, Simone de Beauvoir, Charles Pigeon – the entire Montparnasse list.

Dog cemetery/Pet cemetery (use Google Translate to read the history and Web page) Le Cimetière des Chiens d’Asnières-sur-Seine Funeraire Animalier 116 bis boulevard Voltaire 92600 Asnieres sur Seine Telephone 01 47 93 83 45


This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history a few decades ago with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. In 1990 for American Airlines I began working as a flight attendant, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines after 20 years. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel and I am active in Toastmasters. Enjoy!


  • Colleen's Paris

    Thank you very much Rami for picking up that page! I have added more Paris cemetery information . My Web site is currently under construction and it helped me with that project as well. I hope you find the additional information useful.