News from Père-Lachaise

Méliès tomb renovation.

t appears that the family of cinema pioneer Georges Méliès has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for renovating his tomb in D64. You can find out more online:

https://www.thegeorgesmeliesproject.org/index.php/home-uk

Georgian hero

Georgia Today reports that one of the early heroes of Georgian independence, Nikoloz Cheidze, is buried in PL, although that has yet to be confirmed.

http://georgiatoday.ge/news/14807/Hidden-Story-of-the-Georgian-Hero-


Update on Marie Beleyme’s research

I’ve posted here recently that Marie has provided online access to the first 3400 earliest burials to PL on her blog. Well, she’s now posted a wonderful timeline of important historical moments in the early historical development of the cemeteries of Paris:

http://perelachaisehistoire.fr/naissance-des-grands-cimetieres-parisiens-en-quelques-dates/