The Pere Lachaise Cemetery is a large and beautiful cemetery in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. I didn't have time to visit it when I was in Paris a few months ago, but I went in 2012. Here are some photos I took. I met a man named Luc when I was there. He randomly came up to me and asked if we could walk together. He lived nearby and always takes walks around the cemetery. He didn't speak much English so we spent most of the time just walking around in silence. It was kind of annoying and a bit awkward. I would've preferred to explore a cemetery by myself since it would be much more peaceful. Since he was following me around I didn't stay that long, and only visited a few of the graves I wanted to see. I definitely need to go back again and spend more time there. The Edith Piaf one took us awhile to find (in the photo above). I'm sure most of you know her famous song La Vie En Rose (one of my favourite French songs!). There's other famous people buried here such as Max Ernst, Jim Morrison, Eugene Delacroix, Chopin, Gertrude Stein, and many others. The main one I wanted to see of course was Oscar Wilde's tomb:
The glass around it is full of kisses and messages written in lipstick.