Interesting Graves in Père Lachaise

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Chopin is the master of the performance piano. His work still amazes spectators today, and is the most despicable aspect of anybody figuring out how to play the piano. Chopin experienced childhood in Warsaw however settled in France in later life.

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Chopin plays for the Radziwiłłs, 1829 (painting by Henryk Siemiradzki, 1887)

It was in Paris that Chopin kicked the bucket, after a long fight with lung malady. His body was covered in Père Lachaise, however his heart was expelled for internment in his country. His grave is typically embellished with numerous lots of blossoms, and is prominent for the statue surmounting it – the dream of music, Euterpe, sobs as she thinks about a wrecked lyre.


Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, referred to just as Colette, was best known for her novel Gigi, her different works, and her irregular love life. She was the primary lady in France to get a state burial service. Her grave is constantly enlivened with blooms.

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Colette, painted c. 1896 by Jacques Humbert

While I was in the burial ground, I was told by a neighborhood this is on the grounds that the felines which prowl behind every one of the tombs supplant the blossoms on her grave day by day. I can’t address the legitimacy of this case, however I was unquestionably terrified to be trailed by a dark feline for the term of my visit.

Victor Noir

Victor Noir is more acclaimed for his passing and his grave than for his life. Noir was conceived Yvan Salmon, however embraced a pseudonym when he moved to Paris to take up news coverage. At the point when a cousin of the Emperor tested the proprietor of the paper for which Noir attempted to a duel, Noir was sent, as one of the seconds, to orchestrate the subtleties of the duel.

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The tomb photographed in 2007, with flowers and visibly rubbed crotch area

At the point when the Prince alluded to Noir and a friend as ‘menials’, a slap was traded, with either Noir striking the Prince or being struck by him, and the Prince at that point shot Noir dead. To stamp Noir’s grave, a bronze statue of the man lying prostrate as though simply shot, his cap lying next to him, was raised. This statue has since moved toward becoming something of a ripeness image.

Because of the naturalistic style of the model there is a fairly conspicuous overlap in Noir’s pants which cause him to give off an impression of being excited. It is said that by scouring this region and leaving a blossom in Noir’s cap, a lady is ensured a spouse inside the year. While the remainder of the statue is secured with verdigris, Noir’s groin glimmers, demonstrating the notoriety of this specific legend.

Georges Rodenbach

Georges Rodenbach, Belgian author and writer of the nineteenth century, is maybe most renowned today for his novel Bruges-la-Morte. This work was later transformed into the musical drama Die Tote Stadt.

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Rodenbach’s tomb in Paris.

When I visited Père Lachaise I had never known about Rodenbach, however his tomb propelled me to get some answers concerning this man. His tomb demonstrates a bronze make sense of breaking of the grave. On the off chance that passing can’t stop him, I thought, maybe he merits some consideration. I admit it is as yet his tomb I consider when I read the name Rodenbach.

Théodore Géricault

Géricault lived for just thirty-two years, however he deserted an assortment of well known works of art which impacted the Romantic Movement. His ‘Heap of the Medusa’ is a standout amongst the most visited depictions in the Louver.

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Monument at Géricault’s tomb, by sculptor Antoine Étex

I included Géricault in a past rundown for his fairly chilling painting of disjoined heads. His tomb in Père Lachaise is a perfect work of art the majority of its own. The landmark is bested by a leaning back bronze of Géricault with his paint brush and palette.

The statue indicates Géricault as essential and alive, and not the slim phantom that the TB which slaughtered him had transformed him into. In favor of the tomb there is a bronze rendition of The Raft of the Medusa, with the goal that everybody passing may see his virtuoso.


Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, also called Molière, was one of the best comic dramatists ever. Like Felix Faure, numerous individuals who have not seen a Molière play know the tale of his demise. Molière experienced for a long time TB. Regardless of his sickness, Molière demanded performing in his play Le Malade Imaginaire.

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Molière’s tomb at the Père Lachaise Cemetery. La Fontaine’s is visible just beyond.

In this play a man experiences frightfully sicknesses he doesn’t have. Molière, then again, was experiencing awfully a genuine ailment. While filling the role of the anxious person, he surrendered to a hacking fit, and kicked the bucket later at home.

Since Molière was an entertainer, he was not permitted to be covered in sanctified ground, and just the intercession of the lord permitted him entombment among the unbaptized babies. His remaining parts were moved in 1817 to this tomb in Père Lachaise.

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