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 →
Dear photograph,My first, and long-awaited, visit to Jim Morrison’s grave was during the summer of 1986 as an exchange student. My fantastic host family indulged my request to visit Père Lachaise while on a trip to Paris from the north of France.
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 →
From most romantic city to Paris bridge is falling down It all started out with good intentions. The “love locks” are padlocks that couples affix to bridges and public fixtures in a declaration of their love. In Paris, the Passerelle des Arts is a hot spot for lovebirds. However, the vast number of padlocks is... Continue Reading →
12th century France Peter Abelard (1079–1142) You know the story: Teacher and student fall in love, have a baby (a boy, Astrolabe!), then marry secretly. Furious, student’s uncle has teacher castrated. The lovers separate, carry on in various monasteries and abbeys, all the while managing to stay in touch. Classic medieval shenanigans. So why all... Continue Reading →
From the movie, Paris, je t’aime (2006) A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director, Wes Craven, shot this short film in Père Lachaise. It stars Emily Mortimer as Frances and Rufus Sewell as William.
The pitch Imagine a club, open to everyone, where you can meet international rock stars, famous writers and an army of talented actors in a majestic setting. Lucie, a 11 year old girl, is the only one who has the chance to access this ultra VIP place which is the cemetery of Père Lachaise. Lucie... Continue Reading →
Pen and ink drawing by Laurent Lolmède http://www.lolmede.mobi/blognotes Born in 1965 in Figeac, France, Laurent Lolmède is an illustrator, cartoonist, and comic book author. Since 1995, he has been working as a cartoonist for the daily press and publishing houses. He has several published editions of his work, including, but not limited to, the collection... Continue Reading →