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Pere La Chaise Cemetery Paris France

While in Paris I had the good fortune to explore Cimetiere du Pere LaChaise. The cemetery dates from the early part of the 18th century and has many historical graves. There are a lot of interesting mausoleums. Some of the doors to the mausoleums are open so you can go in to pray and explore the inhabitants of a time past. If you ever go to Paris France make sure you go to this cemetery . While exploring the cemetery I came across a very handsome gentleman. This is of course the famous lover and French journalist Victor Noir 1848-1870 his grave is a large cast bronze figure of himself . It is the custom to touch his shoes,his heart,and rub his private parts finishing off with a sweet and tender kiss on the lips. So many people have done this that the bronze is very shiny in some places. It is done to enhance fertility and bring a blissful sex life to those who touch him there. His story is a sad one Born Yvan Salmon on July 30th 1848 he went to Paris where he worked as a journalist for the newspaper "La Marseillaise" under the pseudonym Victor Noir. In 1870 he was shot dead by Prince Pierre Bonaparte, the powerful cousin of the Emperor Napoleon III during an interview at the home of the Prince. A public outcry followed and on January 12th, led by political activist Auguste Blanqui,more than 100,000 people joined his funeral procession to a cemetery in Neuilly. At a time when Napoleon III was already unpopular,Pierre Bonaparte's acquittal on the murder charge caused enormous public outrage that erupted into a number of violent demonstrations which helped set the stage for the Emperor's regime to be overthrown on September 4 1870. Following the establishment of the Third Republic,the body of Victor Noir was moved to Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. This life size bronze sculpture depicting Noir as he lay dying was sculpted by Jules Dalou. I was surprised that the grave of Isadora Duncan was just a nook in the wall. Isadora Duncan was a famous dancer she created a modern movement back in the early part of the 20th century . She was killed while driving in a Bugatti her long flowing scarf got caught in the rear wheel of the car and she was decapitated. I have also read that she had bee dragged behind the car so I don't know what the real story is . Many people who love her work remember her fondly and still visit her . The cemetery has a wonderful energy its not scary at all. There is a virtual tour of the cemetery on line at http://www.pere-lachaise.com so please check it out it's worth it. Share Follow Me on Pinterest
In division 92 the journalist Victor Noir is buried .
Shot at the age of 22 in 1870 by Prince Napoleon for daring to criticize him.
He is portrayed at the moment of death,flat on his back ,fully clothed and his hat has fallen to his feet.
Many people rub his crotch hoping for a cure for their infertility.
Victor Noir 1848-1870

In division 92 the journalist Victor Noir is buried .
Shot at the age of 22 in 1870 by Prince Napoleon for daring to criticize him.
He is portrayed at the moment of death,flat on his back ,fully clothed and his hat has fallen to his feet.
Many people rub his crotch hoping for a cure for their infertility.

Victor Noir People have kissed him so many times that his lips are polished
Victor Noir People have kissed him so many times that his lips are polished
Rub this spot for good luck and fertility!
Rub this spot for good luck and fertility!
Inside a mauseleum
Inside a mauseleum
Relecs still there after 100 or so years
Relecs still there after 100 or so years
Inside a crypt
Inside a crypt
Famille Fagot
Famille Fagot
Famous dancer Isadora Duncan was killed when her long flowing scarf got caught in the rear axel of her Bugatti.
She was decapated.
Isadora is well loved.
She started a modern dance movement.
Famous Danser Isadora Duncan

Famous dancer Isadora Duncan was killed when her long flowing scarf got caught in the rear axel of her Bugatti.
She was decapated.
Isadora is well loved.
She started a modern dance movement.

Row where Isadora Duncan is at rest
Row where Isadora Duncan is at rest
Family Famille
Family Famille
Intresting Pelecan
Intresting Pelecan
Oscar Wilde Famous Writer and Lecturer
Oscar Wilde Famous Writer and Lecturer
Division 89 is where Oscar Wilds Grave is .
The grave has a sculpture by Jacob Epstein of a mysterious Pharaonic winged messenger.
The stone has been vandalized of its once prominent member,which was last seen being used as a paper weight by the director of the cemetery.
The inscription on the stone is a verse from The Ballad Of Reading Gaol.
Many kiss Oscar Wilde's gravestone with bright red lipstick

Division 89 is where Oscar Wilds Grave is .
The grave has a sculpture by Jacob Epstein of a mysterious Pharaonic winged messenger.
The stone has been vandalized of its once prominent member,which was last seen being used as a paper weight by the director of the cemetery.
The inscription on the stone is a verse from The Ballad Of Reading Gaol.

Gunars Behind Gertrude Stein American Writer Poet
Gunars Behind Gertrude Stein American Writer Poet
Holocaust Memorial
Holocaust Memorial
Auschwitz Holocaust Memorial
Auschwitz Holocaust Memorial
Auschwitz Holocaust Memorial
Auschwitz Holocaust Memorial
Auschwitz Memorial
Auschwitz Memorial
Holocaust Memorial
Holocaust Memorial
Holocaust Memorial
Holocaust Memorial
Holocaust Memorial
Holocaust Memorial
Dachau Holocaust Memorial
Dachau Holocaust Memorial
Buchenwald-Dora Holocaust Memorial
Buchenwald-Dora Holocaust Memorial
Famous French Icon Singer Edith Piaf
Famous French Icon Singer Edith Piaf
Italian Artist Modigliani
Italian Artist Modigliani
Jim Morrison lead singer for the Doors
Jim Morrison lead singer for the Doors
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
Dracula may be here
Dracula may be here
one of the tallest memorials in the cemetery
one of the tallest memorials in the cemetery
The Baron Of Beaujour Born Louis Auguste Feris in the year 1765 was the elder son of Francois Feris and Anne Graud.
He wrote the book Outline of the United States at the beginning of the 19th century.
Feris obtains the title baron by Louis XVIII.
He was elected deputy of Marseille in 1831.
In July 1836 after being promoted officer of the Legon of Honour he dies in Paris without leaving any children and takes to the grave the meaning of why he took the name Beaujour!
This is another one of the tallest monuments in the cemetery.
Felix De Beaujour 1837

The Baron Of Beaujour Born Louis Auguste Feris in the year 1765 was the elder son of Francois Feris and Anne Graud.
He wrote the book Outline of the United States at the beginning of the 19th century.
Feris obtains the title baron by Louis XVIII.
He was elected deputy of Marseille in 1831.
In July 1836 after being promoted officer of the Legon of Honour he dies in Paris without leaving any children and takes to the grave the meaning of why he took the name Beaujour!
This is another one of the tallest monuments in the cemetery.

Inside the momument to Felix De Beaujour
Inside the momument to Felix De Beaujour
Famed glass artist Rene Lalique and his wife are resting here.
He was most famous for his lost wax method of making beautiful art glass.
This cross on his stone is made by his factory.
It is a typical piece of lalique glass.
It looks like someone tried to pry this out as it has a large crack in the glass.
Famous Glass Artist Rene Lalique

Famed glass artist Rene Lalique and his wife are resting here.
He was most famous for his lost wax method of making beautiful art glass.
This cross on his stone is made by his factory.
It is a typical piece of lalique glass.
It looks like someone tried to pry this out as it has a large crack in the glass.

Interesting Reflection
Interesting Reflection
Piano Master Frederic Chopin
Piano Master Frederic Chopin
Chopin's grave people bring floweres everyday
Chopin's grave people bring floweres everyday