The Chairfather: Père Lachaise Part III

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    26 Jul 2018
    Clock 45min      Length1mi
    5 ratings

    End - Columbarium

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    Looking up you'll see the gold Dome of the Columbarium, this is the end of our walk.

    If you’re still eager for more, I’d suggest you wander this Columbarium for celebrities we haven’t yet met, like the most famous Carmen of them all, Maria Callas, who is underground at 16258, 1st level, 1st tunnel J on left, 3rd column on left. It’s cold and somber down there, good on a hot day but not for long unless you like getting creeped out.

    Above ground, there's Max Ophüls the filmmaker (at 6219), Max Ernst the dada artist (at 2102), and humorist Pierre Dac (at 4462) who wasn’t named Max but did give the French language the words schmilblick, chleuhs and loufoque!

    If you haven’t yet gone on The Chairfather tours 1 and 2, and would like to meet some more personalities, like Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison, download the tours to your phone now to begin.

    You may get to the Gambetta gate by pointing your left shoulder toward the entrance you used for the Columbarium, exiting the domed square straight ahead, and turning right on the main road called ‘Avenue des combattants étrangers morts pour la France.’

    Wherever you go from here, I thank you for choosing to start going places with me, Joe Start, on the Chairfather tours. Let me know what you thought by rating the tour on the app. Please share the tour page on social media to help your friends around the world discover walks near them.

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