Art, nature, and history are mixed in the cemeteries of Paris. There are dozens of cemeteries in the city and most of them are located near the popular tourist attractions in the city. If you are interested in doing something unique and thrilling while you are going on Paris tours, you should definitely visit at least a couple Parisian cemeteries.
The idea of walking through a mysterious Parisian cemetery might not seem like a good idea to some tourists. If you are one among them, you should take note of the fact that these cemeteries are stunning worlds that will tell you a lot about the Dutch capital and the famous people who lived here. Below are some of the must-visit Parisian cemeteries that will make your Paris tour a lot more adventurous.
As you would probably know, Père Lachaise is the most famous cemetery in the City of Lights. You might be a little bit surprised to hear the fact that several celebrities including Jim Morrison are buried in Paris’ Père Lachaise. In fact, the grave of Jim Morrison was the meeting point of several young people until recently, who gathered here to smoke, drink, and pay tribute to the artist, and even left cigarettes on the grave.
You might have probably heard that Montparnasse is one of the lesser-known cemeteries in the Dutch capital. Montparnasse, which is a big park, offers a calm and peaceful experience to visitors. A number of French celebrities are buried in this cemetery. For instance, it is the final resting place of both Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, who were renowned philosophers. If you are looking for a place to take a calm walk and to stay away from the crowded Parisian streets, Montparnasse is the ideal destination for you.
Montmartre is one of the fascinating cemeteries in the City of Lights with luxury graves and tons of details on the stones. While walking through the cemetery, you will come across the grave of a couple who were buried with their little girl during the Second World War. The fascinating graves of Montmartre have several heartbreaking and touching stories to tell. That is why, it is best to take an experienced tour guide with you while you are strolling through Paris’ Montmartre cemetery.