The Pere Lachaise cemetery is a old cemetery which followed the history of Paris for several hundreds years. During the period known as the “commune” where Paris rebelled against the new french government in 1871, the cemetery became a battlefield where soldiers fought hardly. The last survivors were finally shot along a wall that still stands today.
Despite this dark heritage, the old streets of Pere Lachaise cemetery made of imposing tombs are used by walkers coming from all over the world. The cemetery has always been a very unique place for parisians who consider the area more as a quiet park than a real cemetery.
Getting lost in the cemetery is also a way to escape from our daily life. The different parts of it were built in several periods. Architectures of the tombs and buried personalities are therefore really different from one district to another.