Pere Lachaise Cemetery

10 Facts

Pere Lachaise Cemetery

  • It is the biggest and oldest cemetery in France
  • It is lined with over 5,000 trees
  • Famous french singer Edith Piaf is buried there
  • Named after king Louis XIV Jeasuit father Lachaise who lived there
  • 300,000 people buried there
  • Made by Napoleon in 1804 after the land was bought by the city of Paris
  • Home to many stray cats
  • 118 acres
  • Jim Morrison singer from The Doors is buried there
  • There are walkways with street names

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