Boulevard de Ménilmontant, 8 and Rue du Repos, 16

is the biggest cemetery in Paris and the most famous in the world. It has a neoclassical style and was designed by the architect Alexandre Théodore Bronignart at the start of the 19th century.

It was opened in 1804 and today it covers 106 acres of land. There is a maze of paths, about 6,000 trees, monuments and 70,000 tombs in this cemetery. Some of the most famous people buried in this graveyard are Maria Callas, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust and Molière.

It has become a major tourist attraction for many people visiting Paris because there are so many people buried in the graveyard. Jim Morrison who was the singer in the group The Doors, is buried here and his grave is probably the most visited in the cemetery.


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