Monday, October 6, 2014

Is this is the very first grave in Pere Lachaise? Its on top of a hill, towards the back and near Edith Piaf. The legend? A 5 year old orphaned girl. Our guide ( yes, they have impromptu guides at the cemetery, Pere Lachaisians, they call themselves, old men, who gallop you across markers and tell bawdy stories about the cemetery as well as ones guaranteed to make one cry a little. I would imagine some of it is true. Ive spent a little time doing some research and it doesn't seem to be true that this is an actual grave. what I would say is that following Gerard around is a wonderful, entertaining and interesting way to spend a rainy day in Paris.

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