Visit Sacre Coeur!
Sacre Coeur overlooks the heart of Paris, and is a much better viewpoint than the over-rated Eiffel Tower (it overlooks the tower, in fact). It takes many steps to reach the church, but is well worth the effort, and is beautiful in and of itself as well as providing a gorgeous view of the city. Definitely more impressive than the over-rated Notre Dame, as well. Also, Versailles is well worth the day trip, though be sure to allow time for the grounds and the smaller buildings since they are just as enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing -- if not more so -- than the main building and its hall of mirrors.
Love me Love me..
"...love me love me.... say that you'll love me
kiss me kiss me say that you'll kiss me..."
Is still in my head, like all the songs we sang while walking in Paris..
Anything even the simplest one, become the most wonderful thing when is done with you
"...love me love me...say that you'll love me..."
Père Lachaise cementary
" En vous promenant dans cet élégant cimetière (du Père-Lachaise), vous verrez un terrain acheté à perpétuité, où s'élève une tombe de gazon surmontée d'une croix en bois noir (...) "
BALZAC, Illusions perdues, Pl., t. IV.
" While walking you in this elegant cemetery (of the Père-Lachaise), you will see a bought in perpetuity land, where rises a tomb of lawn surmounted of a cross in woods black (...) "
BALZAC, lost Illusions, Pl., t. IV.
Voir aussi - see also Paris-Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Les accès - The accesses
Par les transports en commun.
Métro : Père-Lachaise, Gambetta (ligne 3). Philippe Auguste (ligne 2).
Bus : lignes 61 et 69.
En voiture : il suffit de retrouver le 20 ème arrondissement et l'Avenue du Père-Lachaise si vous vous garez à Gambetta (assez jolies ruelles autour du mur) ou le boulevard de Ménilmontant si vous préférez le bas pour l'entrée monumentale.
Pour se garer, c'est coton, il y a foule autour du cimetière.
Néanmoins, vous avez le choix pour les entrées, puisqu'il y a aussi l'entrée de la Poterne (boulevard de Ménilmontant), la rue de la Réunion, et la rue du Repos.
By public transportation.
Subway : Father - Lachaise, Gambetta (line 3). Philippe Auguste (line 2).
Bus : lines 61 and 69.
By car : to recover the 20th precinct and the Avenue du Père Lachaise is sufficient if you park to Gambetta (pretty enough alleys around the wall) or the Boulevard de Ménilmontant if you prefer the low for the monumental entry.
To park, it is not easy, there is crowd around the cemetery.
Nevertheless, you have the choice for the entries, since there is also the entry of the Poterne (boulevard of Ménilmontant), the Rue de la Réunion, and the Rue du Repos.
Les horaires - The timetables
Rapport au manque d'éclairage, les horaires fluctuent sur l'année.
Du 16 mars au 5 novembre, de 7h30 à 18h00.
Du 6 novembre au 15 janvier, de 8h30 à 17h00.
Du 16 janvier au 15 mars, de 8h00 à 17h30.
Pas de panique si vous n'avez pas de montre, les gardiens sifflent pendant dix minutes un quart d'heure avant la fermeture.
Report to the lack of lighting, the timetables fluctuate on the year.
Of March 16 to November 5, of 7h30 to 18h00.
Of November 6 to January 15, of 8h30 to 17h00.
Of January 16 to March 15, of 8h00 to 17h30.
No panic if you don't have a watch, the guards hiss during ten minutes a quarter of hour before closing.
Greetings are very important !...
Greetings are very important ! make sure you know some of French language - The basic ones like, Comment ca va?(How are you) merci (Thanks),
au revoir (Bye2), bonne journee(have a nice day) or bonne soiree (have a nice evening). Not all French speak English. The French also have different habit of having their dinner, they usually have apperatif (drinks) and talk and talk and very late dinner.:-(
(I nearly fainted onced when I followed my French friends, I was too hungry)
Visit An (dead) American in Paris
Jim Morrison, singer for The Doors, is buried in Pere Lachaise cemetery. Chopin, Maria Callas, Bizet, Delacroix, Isadora Duncan, Moliere, and many others are buried here too.
I's quite an old cemetery so just walking around here is really cool/erie.
I think there was a guide/map at the entrance, with a map and where the big names are buried. I looked, memorized and promptly forgot. It's too easy, for me anyway, to get lost. So I was wandering around and then spotted a group of 20-somethings, with long hair and grungy clothes. They seemed to know where they were going so I followed them. They/we found it 5 minues later. His grave is shoved in between a lot of others. There was a little tribute to him with cd's, letters, and other things near the gravestone. Someone lit a cigarette and put it on his gravestone, then whipped out a bottle of whiskey, lit a cig for himself, and had his pic taken there.
Looks like you walk in the entrance, and veer right to find Morrisons.
It's a good walk from downtown, but a nice walk--after all this is Paris.