Mlany of us have a particular reverence for a favourite author, politician or artist, and for us, a visit to their grave can be a spiritual experience. Père Lachaise is the resting place of many celebrities: Molière, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, and others. The Wikipedia entry for Père Lachaise contains a list of celebrities buried there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A8re_Lachaise_Cemetery .If you visit Père Lachaise, you should know that it's on a slant, it's big, it's cluttered with graves and mausoleums, the layout isn't along a grid pattern (far from it), and the lanes are paved with cobblestones. Bring water, a good pair of walking shoes, get a map of the cemetery from a local vendor, and if you're taking the Metro there, get off at the Gambetta station rather than the 'Père Lachaise' one -- it's higher up, so you start at the top and work your way down. Know also that graves and mausoleums are chock-a-block, several rows deep, and that the grave you may be looking for may not be 'up-front', right on the lane. You may have to look around before you spot it, and it may be behind a more prominent one, and not as obvious. Watch other visitors who are likely looking for the same site as you -- a cluster of people is a good sign. Entrance is free. Take your time and enjoy.
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