Paris is packed with some of the globe’s most popular tourist attractions, but another side of the city is gaining the attention of many visitors. Taking a tour of cemeteries might not be your first thought when you’re on vacation, but it gives you the opportunity to escape the bustle of the city and pay your respects to some of the great artistic and cultural figures of the past.
The Paris cemetery that most people are familiar with is Pere Lachaise. Here you will be able to visit the graves of Chopin, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison, which is why so many visitors choose to come here.
Another of the favorite cemeteries for tourists staying in Paris’ short term rentals is Montmartre, which is set in an artistic and historic area of the city. This large cemetery can seem peaceful even on the busiest day. There are some elaborate sculptures on many of the tombs that attract people interested in art and design as well as those who wish to pay homage to some of the world’s greats. Many significant people from French history and culture are buried here, including Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers; Francois Truffaut, who was involved in the New Wave, and artists Toussaint and Degas.
For tourists who are looking for something more meaningful to do on their vacation to Paris, a tour of some of the major cemeteries will provide you with a glimpse into the country’s rich past.