Saturday, 6 September 2014

Unusual Paris: Montmartre cemetery

A few weeks ago the sun was shining and the temperatures went up (only for a couple of days unfortunately) so it was the perfect time to have a touristy walk. We chose our destination: Montmartre, probably the most touristy area of Paris. But instead of getting on the usual touristy path, we ended up getting lost in its cemetery.











There is something special about this old cemetery. And it's not the tombs of the various personalities buried here (Zola, Truffaut, Stendhal, Degas...). The beauty of this place is created by the silence, its neglected look, the Gothic tombs and the more simple modern ones.







 


We walked there for hours under the rays of sun filtering through the big trees. We stopped several times, to read engravings, to see the decorations.











 
We loved it.

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