Paris, the enchanting capital city of France, is surely one of the most beautiful places in the world that almost every traveler yearns to explore. Along with the natural beauty, the wondrous architectures that showcase the talents of many artists also contribute to the overall beauty of the capital city.
The iconic structures over here that every person must see at least once in a lifetime include the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, etc. However, if you find all these places a bit crowded, there are many other alternatives as well, that you can try in order to beat the tourist mayhem.
For instance, taking a private Louvre Museum tour during the nighttime or enjoying a bird’s eyesight of the beautiful city including the Eiffel Tower from the Montparnasse Tower are some of the things that you can try doing differently during your next Paris tours. Still, your tour will not be complete if you do not include the Père Lachaise Cemetery in your itinerary.
Père Lachaise Cemetery
Exploring a cemetery during your private Paris city tours may sound bizarre. However, Père Lachaise is different from the other common cemeteries that offer some haunting and spooky vibes. This place is actually unforgettably beautiful, especially during the twilight. There are many tombs and graveyards of many French celebrities and other known personalities from all around the world in the cemetery. The main attraction here is the fancy graveyards that resemble a gothic chapel.
Even though the Père Lachaise cemetery is the largest cemetery in the French capital, people usually do not tend to include cemeteries in their to-do things. However, unlike the spooky cemeteries, the cobblestoned pathways in an endless maze bordered with many giant green trees are really an amazing sight to behold. One of the eeriest things is that the only sound that you can hear in this cemetery will be the chirrups of birds or the occasional honking of vehicles.
You can also see the street boards all over the city that have the names etched on the tombstones in this cemetery. Hence, visiting this unusual cemetery will be like stepping back into the history of Paris, where some of the highly influential and immortal figures lived. The interesting thing is that you are more likely to play a maze game here in order to find the tomb of your favorite politician, actor, singer, or writer.
The cemetery stays open up to 06:00 pm every day and you can easily get here through the metro rail; the most convenient option will be to get down at the Père Lachaise metro station. Note that it is better to take a map of the cemetery as well with you, as the place is really vast and you can easily get lost here.