Pere Lachaise is one of the most famous cemeteries in the world. Hundred thousands of people visit it in every year. It also has five war memorial site. The cemetery was founded in 1804, during the reign of Napoleon. In its first year, it only contained 13 graves, since it was a little bit far from the centre of Paris. Another reason of the initial unpopularity, was the fact that this cemetery was built without the bless of the Church, so lot of Roman Catholics refused to use it. After a few famous citizen got burried there, people started to want to be burried where these people were. Considering its history, you decided to explore this amazing place. Good luck!
July 6, 2015