This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Tombstones or Cemeteries.
Cimetière du Père Lachaise (the Père Lachaise cemetery) is a very popular site for tourists in Paris. The last time we went there, we took a small Kindle e-reader with a copy of Rick Steves’ Tour: Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris. Because we entered at thepedestrian main entrance on the (exiting Métro de Paris at the Philippe-Auguste station on line 2), we walked through uphill, meeting all the other Rick Steves aficionados walking downhill (as he recommends) carrying his book. (They entered at the north/back entrance close to the Gambetta station on Métro line 3; however, official maps are available only at the main entrance.)
Even in the rain (which adds to the mood), this is a fascinating adventure. Here are a few of our favorite tombstones.
The photos were taken on May 24, 2015 with an Olympus TG-3 camera.
For much more interesting information about this cemetery, visit the Père Lachaise Cemetery page at Paris for Visitors. On page 2 of this site is a link to an online map where you can take a virtual tour and search for graves.