Vintage postcard series ~
Vintage postcard series ~ Jean-Baptiste-Cyrus Timbrune duc de Valence (1757–1822). French general and senator. Relief of various life-size military accouterments by Gilet and Duboc.
D24 Chemin Laplace, line 2.
Vintage postcard series ~ Marie-Caroline Carvalho (1827–1895). French soprano opera singer. Life-size relief of Madame Carvalho with hands clasped, rising to heaven, and at the bottom of the sculpture is a lyre carved from flowers with a warbler sitting on the lyre; by Antonin Mercié.
D65, along Avenue Circulaire.
Vintage postcard series ~ Many of the burials in this division, particularly those close to the Mur des Fédérés/Communards’ Wall consist of revolutionaries, former Communards, and socialist activists such as Laura Marx and her husband, Paul LaFargue.
The Soviet version:
Vintage postcard series ~ l’Ami Justin bistro located at 58 Boulevard Menilmontant across rue du Repos from the cemetery; still great food!
Vintage postcard series ~ all the buildings are still there. . .
Vintage postcard series ~ Between the cemetery’s northern wall and Avenue Gambetta Square Père-Lachaise has been renamed in honor of the French explorer Square Samuel du Champlain, who also has a lake named him in North America. Rarely visited by tourists, the park is a peaceful place to sit and plan how you’re going to spend the rest of your life in Paris.
Note that one of the views you can see the old northern entrance to the cemetery, which has been closed for many years.
Vintage postcard series ~ Jean-Baptiste Clément (1836–1903). Communard and balladeer.
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:
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.
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: