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A singular landmark of the 20th district in Paris, the Père Lachaise is the city's most prestigious cemetery and also the largest: it covers more than 44 hectares on the East side of Paris , on the Champ-l'Évêque hill. Every year, millions of people come to visit or pay homage at the tombs of the many artists, writers and famous people buried there. Among them, to name a few, are: Oscar Wilde , Chopin , Honoré de Balzac , Molière and Jean de la Fontaine . The tomb of Jim Morrison has been the focus of a relentless cult for more than 30 years, and is one of the most sought out by visitors, along with those of Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde. The Père Lachaise cemetery has a number of tombs and burial places that are classified as historic monuments.
Every style of funeral art can be found there: Gothic and unusual style tombs, caves and mausoleums, and striking burial places with a discrete charm. The tomb of the poet Apollinaire and his wife represents a menhir, designed by Picasso . On the burial place of Eugène Delacroix stands a tombstone made of black lava from Volvic.
Along the shady, well-groomed alleys, visitors will appreciate the serene atmosphere emanating from the surroundings and the unique beauty of the site. As early as the Middle Ages, people enjoyed strolling through cemeteries. From time immemorial, these have been settings for life, memories and culture.
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