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Update from Passy Cemetery

I spent the better part of last Saturday afternoon in Passy and wanted to pass along a quick update regarding grave locations in the cemetery.

While it is certainly one of the smaller and more fascinating cemeteries in Paris, unlike Père-Lachaise, Montmartre or Montparnasse, it lacks division or section signage. Mind you the cemetery is divided into distinct sections but you will need a map and a bit reckoning to figure out which division is which. Maps are available at the entrance near the office: several are usually hanging outside the office door; you can also download an official map right here.

Inside the main entrance - note the incredible reliefs above the doors

Inside the main entrance - note the incredible reliefs above the doors

C. P. Arnaud's Map of 1816

Marie Beleyme's latest article on her blog focusing on the early history of Père-Lachaise Cemetery examines C. P. Arnaud's lovely 1816 map of the earliest burials. She's created a wonderful interactive feature using Arnaud's map that provides popup photos of each gravesite.

You can learn more right here (and work on your French at the same time) - or copy and paste the link:

http://perelachaisehistoire.fr/promenons-nous-au-pere-lachaise-en-1816/