The Cemetery named after Père La Chaise, confessor of Louis XIV, is located in the XX arrondissement of Paris. It was built between 1803 and 1804 by Napoleon, who decided to open some cemeteries in his empire in order to safeguard public health.
Despite it extends to over forty acres, its appearance is made very pleasant thanks to green spaces that make the place look like a park. Inside there are buried many famous people, such as Fryderyk Chopin, Honoré de Balzac, Auguste Comte, Eugène Delacroix, Baron Haussmann, Oscar Wilde, Guillaume Apollinaire, Marcel Proust, Amedeo Modigliani, Paul Éluard, Édith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Marcel Camus Maria Callas. It’s also important to remember the monuments in honor to the fallen of World Wars and the deported to concentration camps, and remarkable are those dedicated to the Resistance.
Père Lachaise Cemetery is an extremely charming and solemn, full of special architectural structures and tombs of high artistic value.