Père-Lachaise cemetery is a surprisingly diverse natural habitat, a hidden biosphere in the heart of Paris.
The Fête de la Musique is on Wednesday June 21 this year. Our friend, Thierry Le Roi, Père Lachaise guide extraordinaire, has programmed a special guided live music tour this coming Sunday to celebrate the Fête de Musique and honour musicians in Père Lachaise. You don’t want to miss this!
A unique experience guaranteed If you’re in Paris this weekend, don’t miss this exceptional walking tour of Père Lachaise. The theme for this 3rd edition of Lachaise Musical will be “Music and Visual Arts.” The walking tour is organised and performed by music students at Paris-Sorbonne and Sorbonne Nouvelle. Honouring artists in Père Lachaise with... Continue Reading →
I’m happy to announce that this week I invited French photographer, Gilles Prin, for the first takeover of the accompanying Instagram account to this blog dedicated to Père Lachaise cemetery. Gilles will be sharing a series of black and white photographs for one week starting today. Join us! Follow on Instagram instagram.com/perelachaiseparis. If you have... Continue Reading →
Don’t miss this documentary on Père Lachaise on Saturday, October 29 at 1:30 pm With Thierry Le Roi, André Chabot, Philippe Landru and Jean-Louis Sacchet. https://twitter.com/TF1/status/792320092411273217 Replay The replay will also be available on the TF1 Reportages Découverte webpage.
Acoustic homages to Bizet, Mano Solo, Chopin, Alain Bashung and Françis Poulenc A spectacular event took place last Sunday in Père Lachaise. A first of its kind music project was organized by Les Sons Tissés (woven sounds), an association of master’s degree students in music studies at the Sorbonne. For their end-of-year project, members performed... Continue Reading →
Eternity’s “It” Destination Podcast You don’t want to miss this recently published podcast on Père Lachaise by @ThomasBett. ‘The Père Lachaise Cemetery: Eternity’s “It” Destination’ explores the iconic individuals buried at a Parisian cemetery and their lesser-known graveyard neighbours. It depicts the many stories behind those individuals, how they have ended up with this one... Continue Reading →
The Wall Street Journal has just published an interesting article on the “stiff competition” among the numerous tour guides in Père Lachaise. Our friend Thierry Le Roi gets a mention!! http://twitter.com/WSJ/status/502385461776904193 Vincent de Langlade Also mentioned in the article is Vincent de Langlade, who Thierry Le Roi calls a “master”. He published a book years... Continue Reading →
http://instagram.com/p/rMVBzurOAF/ The symbolism of cemeteries can be rather ominous, with skulls and flying souls and the refrain of memento mori — remember that you will die. By the 19th century, however, most cemeteries in Western Europe and the United States had moved to a gentler Victorian iconography, focusing on eternal life with inverted flames still... Continue Reading →