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Grateful Dead Jul 2nd, 2002 03:31 AM

Pere Lachaise Cemetary Help
 
How much does it cost to go there?<BR>Can I get there from here?<BR>Is it crowded?<BR>Do I have to be Catholic?<BR>Are there pickpockets or gypsies there?<BR>Is the water safe?<BR>Can I wear sneakers and a tiara?<BR>Can I go barefoot?<BR>Does Jimi Hendrix still live there or has he moved?<BR>

father Jul 2nd, 2002 03:55 AM

The easiest way to get there is to die in Paris

Luda Jul 2nd, 2002 03:55 AM

so may questions...<BR>I walked - took me forever, but there must be a metro stop nearby - which isn't that expensive - about 80p I think.<BR>Course you don't have to be catholic. Wasn't very crowded when I went in the height of summer. People selling maps of the graves have scraped off the official map in the cemetary, forcing you to buy one of theirs, can't really be avoided, but I htink some Lonely Planet guides have maps in them.<BR>You can definitely wear both sneakers and a tiara, though obviously barefoot would be more aesthetically pleasing.<BR>Not sure Jimi's there but Jim Morrison wwill be pleased with a visit.

Luda Jul 2nd, 2002 03:56 AM

so may questions...<BR>I walked - took me forever, but there must be a metro stop nearby - which isn't that expensive - about 80p I think.<BR>Course you don't have to be catholic. Wasn't very crowded when I went in the height of summer. People selling maps of the graves have scraped off the official map in the cemetary, forcing you to buy one of theirs, can't really be avoided, but I htink some Lonely Planet guides have maps in them.<BR>You can definitely wear both sneakers and a tiara, though obviously barefoot would be more aesthetically pleasing.<BR>Not sure Jimi's there but Jim Morrison wwill be pleased with a visit.

luda Jul 2nd, 2002 03:57 AM

doh!

jim Jul 2nd, 2002 04:11 AM

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oakvilleonca Jul 2nd, 2002 04:38 AM

Neat related site to find graves is:<BR><BR>http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=740<BR>

GordonB Jul 2nd, 2002 04:44 AM

Metro stops nearby are:-<BR>Pere Lachaise<BR>Phillipe Auguste<BR>Alexandre Dumas<BR>Gambetta<BR>and so on<BR>no you don't have to be catholic<BR>you'll miss so much if you just go for Jim Morrison<BR>Check out the Epstein memorial for Oscar Wilde<BR>The stones on Chopin's memorial<BR>the flowers son Piaf's and so on and so forth.<BR>Beware, this is a cemetery, there are still burials going on. Have some respect for what's going on around you, this isn't DoorsWorld.


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