There's so much French culture to discover in the incredible 107 acres of Père-Lachaise Cemetery: sculpture, history, and of course the graves of some of the greatest cultural and artistic icons of the 19th and 20th centuries. So, if you're interested in 19th century French art and literary history two small divisions in particular should be at the top of your list.
Located near the top of the hill overlooking the city of Paris and just to the south and east of the chapel, bounded by the Avenue Saint-Morys, Avenue Transversale No. 1, Chemin Adanson, Chemin Laplace and Chemin de la Citerne, divisions 23 and 24 are the final resting places of no less than six of the greatest 19th century French artists: Jean Camille Corot, Charles Daubigny, Honoré Daumier, James Pradier, Dominique Ingres, Jean Raffaëlli, and one pioneer of French education: Stéphanie Genlis
We begin with two French painters buried side-by-side, Camille Corot (left) and Charles Daubigny:
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796–1875). Chemin Laplace, line 6, next to Charles Daubigny.
Charles-François Daubigny (1817–1878). French painter. Chemin Laplace, line 5, next to Jean Corot.
Nearby is French sculptor Jacques “James” Pradier (1794–1852) located at Chemin Molière et La Fontaine, junctions of Chemin de la Citerne, and Chemin du Dragon.
Note that on the monument itself are a bust of Pradier by former student Eugene-Louis Lequesne and reliefs of several of Pradier’s most notable works, also by former students: Phryne, by Antoine Étex; Psyche, by Claude-Eugène Guillaume; Niobide, by Jacques-Léonard Maillet; Sappho, by Pierre-Charles Simart.
Other reliefs of Pradier’s works located on the monument are: Cyparisse and his stag, by Hippolyte Ferrat; Nyssia, by Augustin Courtet; La Poésie légère, by François-Félix Roubaud; Pelion or Phydias, by François-Clément Moreau.
Honoré Daumier (1808–1879). French caricaturist, painter, sculptor, and one of the most gifted and prolific draftsmen of his time. Chemin Laplace, line 2, a few steps from Corot and Daubigny.
Just a few meters away across Chemin Adanson in D23 is French painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867). Second row in from Avenue Saint-Morys and close to Chemin Adanson.
Close to Ingres is painter Jean François Raffaëlli (1850–1924). Chemin Adanson.
Finally, there is Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de Saint-Aubin comtesse de Genlis (1746-1831), French writer and pioneer in education. Chemin Laplace, line 8. Originally buried in Mont-Valerien Cemetery, her remains were transferred to Père-Lachaise in 1842.