The Père Lachaise Cemetery

Discovering its romantic alleys and the Village of Charonne

Inside Paris Tours - Village de Charonne - Cimetière du Père Lachaise et environs

You might have heard of this great Parisian Cemetery which is the most visited in the world because its unique atmosphere. We’ll walk along its romantic alleys, but it is only a part of the visit. I suggest you an escapade into its unknown neighbourhoods : The “populaire”streets and industrial courtyards of the Bagnolet District, the charming XVIIIth century village of  Charonne, where the “Apaches “(Yobbos and robbers) used to live at the beginning of the 20th century (the film “Casque d’Or with Simone Signoret can be referred to).

By Norbert