The Père Lachaise cemetery is well known for the many famous people who are buried there. Whilst most people seek out these tombs I decided to just wander aimlessly reading the inscriptions and admiring the mausoleums and statues. As you would expect there were many sad inscriptions. My visit was cut short by the rather Hitchcockian huge black crows attacking me. Perhaps it was a message that it was time to leave and have a coffee.
|Mausoleums at Père Lachaise Cemetery|
|After the brocante, time for a coffee|
Père Lachaise Cemetery: 15 Boulevard de Ménilmontant, 75011 Paris
What an awful experience, being swooped on by crows! But what luck running into the brocante at the same time. One of my first walking tours in Paris was of the Père Lachaise cemetary.RépondreSupprimer
If I have time I will go back. I may even be better organised and have suggested walking tour on hand.Supprimer
I was fascinated by the Pere Lachaise cemetery, but like you wouldn't have hung around with the crows in a mobbing mood! Another fascinating place, fairly close to the cemetery, were the dungeons.RépondreSupprimer
I didn't know about the dungeons but now have noted for next time. ThanksSupprimer
Pere Lacchaise is one of my favorite spots, although I wouldn't like having scary crows swoop down at me. Hicthcockian, indeed!RépondreSupprimer
Shortly after we arrived in Paris, I did a fascinating tour of the cemetery in French. I hope to go back and do another one in English because it's so full of history.
After hearing your's and Aussie's comments I am eager to go back and do a tour. Perhaps the crows will be more circumspect with a group.Supprimer