“Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris” by K.J.S.Chatrath

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Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris is one of the most welknown cemeteries in the world.

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It is also said to be the most visited cemetery in the world.

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Père Lachaise Cemetery, officially known as cimetière de l’Est, “East Cemetery”, is the largest cemetery in Paris.

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The cemetery is on Boulevard de Ménilmontant.

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The cemetery is quite congested.

The Paris Metro stationPhilippe Auguste  on line 2is next to the main entrance, while the station named Pere Lachaise, on both lines 2 and 3, is  around 500 metres away,  near a side entrance.

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Like so many other new starts, this cemetery too was got built by Napoleon in 1804.

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I asked this gentleman if I could take his photo. He nodded and then got busy with his work.

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 To take a virtual tour of this cemetery visit:

http://www.pere-lachaise.com/perelachaise.php?lang=en

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  Photographs, text and copyright by K.J.S.Chatrath.

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