Mention of Paris at its darkest and most sinister, and touches of that hinterland feeling that I
recall so clearly during an October visit years ago with Offspringette
when we spent a morning at the Pere Lachaise Cemetery. I've just discovered this fantastic virtual tour, you don't even need to leave your armchair now.
During our visit, the sky went black, the heavens opened and suddenly you could have been in 19th century Paris, no problem.
We'd actually gone there for the teenager to pay homage to Jim (Morrison) and of course the minute you walk in the gates the graffiti saying "Jim this way" leads you right there.Then we wandered around for hours and hours discovering so many well known names, Chopin, Edith Piaf, Abelard and Heloise, Oscar Wilde.I wouldn't have believed that a cemetery could be so interesting when there were all those shops beckoning.
If you can find the tomb of Victor Noir on the virtual tour you'll see he has a distinguishing feature that had us mystified until we arrived home and did some research.
We also got hopelessly lost and, if ever you go, let me advise you that it's worth the money to buy the map as we seriously thought we may just walk round in circles for ever more and never be heard of again.