January 27, 2016 at 8pm
The cemetery, which draws a steady flow of tourists to Morrison's grave, said it has not received any request to move the body. According to its website, only Morrison’s family could request to move his remains. Read full story here...Read More
November 14, 2015 at 4pm
AS EUROPE wakes after a night of horrors, newsstands are filling with horrified reactions to the Paris attacks. The front pages of French publications including Liberation, Le Figaro and Aujourd’hui decry the horror of the killings in the heart of their capital city. Watch f......Read More
October 26, 2015 at 6pm
The eternal residents of this grand Parisian cemetery continue to fascinate even in death. If every cemetery tells a tale, then Père Lachaise speaks volumes. Anywhere from 300,000 TO 1,000,000 SOULS are interred within the walls of Paris’ grand burial ground. Along its winding tree-lined paths rest some of the most influential writers, painters, musicians, and politicians in history—many of w......Read More
July 31, 2015 at 6pm
Last July 3, 2015 was the 44th death anniversary of Jim Morrison, the lead singer of that transcendent rock band, the Doors. A month before, after years of planning to visit Morrison’s gravesite at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Eastern Paris, I got to do so and commune with one of the fallen idols of my youth.
I was five years old when Jim Morrison passed away due to a drug overdose in......
July 21, 2015 at 8pm
The best known of the city's cemeteries, Pere Lachaise -- often simply called pere -- is also its largest.
It's possible to wander for hours along the roads and pathways and past the eerie crematorium and chapel.
Ancient crypts and mausoleums, some with the doors hanging off the hinges as though its occupants have just left, look a little like telephone boxes.
May 26, 2015 at 8pm
There aren’t many Parisian bathhouses frequented by Proust... that turned into nightclubs frequented by Andy Warhol and Naomi Campbell... that turned into hotels frequented by you.
And by not many, we mean like... less than two.
Behold the third act of the one and only Les Bains, a legendary Parisian spot that just added “operating a 39-room hotel” to its updated rés......
April 21, 2015 at 3pm
"Here, here, it's here! I found it, watch me waving my arms!" as I finally walked upon the most visited stone head in the world, after erring for 30 minutes. We have been looking for the tomb of Jim Morrison (singer of the Doors, who died in Paris in 1971) for a while, along with two other sets of tourists who were wandering for a much longer time than we had. The Père-Lachaise cemetery is a v......Read More
January 15, 2015 at 12am
Members of the public arrive for the funeral of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Tignous at Père Lachaise Cemetery on January 15, 2015 in Paris, France. Cartoonist Bernard 'Tignous' Verlhac was killed in last weeks terrorist attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.Read More
May 9, 2014 at 12am
English RFI: Paris police were holding a man was on Friday after the discovery of the body of a 66-year-old man with his skull caved in among the graves in the French capital’s famous Père Lachaise cemetery. The 27-year-old suspect, named as Eric N by Read More