Posts Tagged ‘Pere Lachaise’

Friends think I’m macabre (or maybe just weird) when I urge them to visit Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. But this is no common graveyard: It’s a living museum, filled with the stories of more than one million souls. The luminaries’ names span the centuries — from the 12th-century lovers Héloïse and Abélard to the […]


At about midnight last night, the woman in the apartment upstairs opened a school for acrobats. Or at least that’s my best guess. The dull thuds on my concrete ceiling persisted until about 2 a.m. Je n’etait guère contente. (I wasn’t too happy.) I’ve been battling a cold since yesterday and I needed my rest. […]


I admit it: One of my favorite places is a cemetery. To my friends and loved ones who have never been to Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, my confession may seem macabre. So I’ll do my best to explain why I spent eight hours there today. Père Lachaise is a necropolis, in the truest sense […]