The Hidden Treasures of Paris Cemeteries July 21st, 2020

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.

Others are more imaginative.

There's Oscar Wilde's grave, now encased in glass to prevent fervent fans leaving lipstick kisses on the white stone -- even though it's adorned with an Art Deco man-in-flight whose pouting lips seem to be asking for exactly that. Read more...