Cemetery

Pere Lachaise Cemetery: famous graves, legends, and maps

Not many people know this famous graveyard's official name, Cemetery of the East. For Parisians, it's called la cite des morts, the city of the dead, and for tourists from all over the world it's most commonly known as Pere Lachaise. As the Parisian nickname implies, it's like a whole city. On the planned streets and alleys you'll find palaces (tombs with complex sculptural compositions), cottages (familial crypts with modest or magnificent sculptures) and apartment buildings (columbaria).