Since its inception, the Père Lachaise cemetery has remained one of the best Parisian spots to hunt for celebrity graves. Along with Highgate, the Père Lachaise today is the most visited graveyard in the world. The resting home of no less than Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison and many other illustrious artists, politicians and scientists, the Père Lachaise was promoted, from the start, as a gigantic marketing enterprise. It now welcomes more than 70,000 tombstones but the cemetery has been full since 1950, only a few abandoned plots of land allow the arrival of new graves every year.
A silent and peaceful harbour away from the buzzing city, the Père Lachaise offers many wonders any 19th century afficionado might look for. Time is suspended, the atmosphere mysterious, strange rituals and legends take place there. Hiding yourself amongst the graves, you will learn that every cobblestone, every tomb, every piece of wall tells a story.