Père Lachaise, Europe’s most famous cemetery
Slopes, nature and Romantic sculpture make “the garden of the dead” a place for meditation rather than sadness. The great number of famous men and women who rest there (Chopin, Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde…) let us build a walk around your interests in the cemetery : Père Lachaise…
For history buffs: we explain how the layout reflects social and political upheavals of the 19th and first part of the 20th centuries.
The site particularly appeals to children because the sculptures speak to their imaginations. We choose a few, and tell their stories. One example: the reclining figure of Theodore Géricault, painter of the iconic Raft of the Medusa, an adaptation of which is engraved at its base