So I have been very lucky and had the chance to visit Paris, France on many, many occasions ..I have no idea how many times I have been there.
Having done the tourist things over and over again ...the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, though that museum is so enormous and so incredible I could visit it every week and still not see it all .
The Louvre also houses the most decadent, luxurious apartments of Napoleon Bonaparte with all of it's opulence of red and gold ...he only used it for one night and decided he didn't like it !!
Notre Dame is equally splendid it is a most phenomenal city to visit I will never tire of it .
My son and I decided we would visit the infamous Pére Lachaise Cemetery..French and European countries have the most fascinating architecture especially in their cemeteries.....so interesting and we love to read the dates on the stones and the names of the departed resting there .
Lot's of famous people rest there and it is most surprising how many other people are visiting the cemetery we are soon learning that we are not the only ones loving to be there .
Pére Lachaise is a very large area ...with grand, elegant tree lined avenue's enticing you to explore them all sloping upwards on a slightly steep hill.
After his death in Paris, Jim Morrison was buried without fanfare on July 7, 1971, in Pere Lachaise's Division Six. Fan farewells have followed for years. It's said that Morrison's grave is the fourth most popular atraction in Paris; folks with family interred nearby asked that the traffic-attracting and oft-grafitti desecrated grave be moved when its 30-year lease was up, but Paris officials decreed that Morrison will rest in peace at Pere Lachaise.
The details are so resplendent ...I could feel the pain of her departure ..so beautiful but so sad.
And if you have never thought of visiting a cemetery I hope this has wet your appetite and that you soon will be having a weekend day's trip to a local or unknown area cemetery ..and find it as fascinating as we did.
Don't forget to take a picnic ..
Happy days ...create everlasting memories and smiles.
See you soon !!