sarahdrinkwater's Qype reviews
15 Boulevard de Ménilmontant, Père Lachaise, 75020 Paris
sarahdrinkwater wrote on 3 February 2011
Bored of tourists and in need of some fresh air? Spend an hour here (and then hot foot it to a cafe for a strong coffee) and you won't regret it.
Pere Lachaise is an enormous cemetary located in a rather chi-chi part of Paris. We decided not to buy a map (1 euro at the entrance) but soon regretted this as we ambled about acres of elaborate, beautiful graves without a clue. Everyone seems to gravitate towards Jim Morrison, but I personally preferred the much graffitied graves of Oscar Wilde (sample tribute: 'you're one of the few things to make me proud to be Irish') and one of my favourite old-time film makers, George Melies.