Pere Lachaise Cemetery

The weather was sunny Monday so we took advantage of the little bit of sunshine and went back to the Pere Lachaise Cemetery. Lovely mums lined the entrance walk. We stopped by most of  the “famous but dead” sites.

Jim Morrison

Oscar Wilde

They had to put up a plexiglass wall to keep people from “kissing” the monument.

Heloise and Abelard, Oldest Residents in Pere Lachaise

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) This place had the most flowers of all and we saw people bringing more remembrances as we were leaving.

Edith Piaf (1915-1963)

I took a lot of pictures of the family mausoleums. Each door is unique.

I  thought of these as Doors to Eternity.

I hope you have enjoyed the tour of Pere Lachaise Cemetery. This cemetery is the most visited cemetery in the world…according to the Internet… so I know it is true.

There are a lot of people in Paris

And we joined about 1 million of them Sunday at the Christmas Market on the Champs-Elysees.This market was huge….while it was fun, loud, and exciting it was too commercial for us. Nothing is as good as a real old-fashioned Christmas Market in Germany. Maybe next year.

They had all sorts of items for sale. We looked at a lot and bought a few small things for gifts. Food was VERY popular along with hot mulled wine.

Beautiful handmade soap. Smelled wonderful!

There were fun activities for the children. Ice skating, slides, trampolines and photos with Pere Noel.

On the way to the market we stopped at the Renault showroom and cafe to look at cars. They have such beautiful cars along with some tiny little smart cars. They need small cars in order to find a parking place!

Another day done….more to come.