Père Lachaise Cemetery
16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
About Père Lachaise Cemetery
The most prestigious and most visited necropolis in Paris. it extends 44 hectares and contains 70,000 burial plots. This cemetery takes its name from King Louis XIV's confessor, Father François d'Aix de La Chaise. It is both the largest park and the largest cemetery in Paris. A stroll through its grounds always reveals something new. More than 3 million people visit the cemetery every year.
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The Place de Bastille is an open square where the infamous Bastille prison once stood—and fell, igniting the French Revolution. The square was occupied by the Bastille Prison, which was a symbol of absolute power in the Ancien Régime. Today, the square plays host to large cultural events such as concerts, fairs, and citizen events and so more shops. As a consequence of its historical significance, the square is often the site or point of departure of political demonstrations and so more.
The Coulée Verte René-Dumont is a lush elevated park built atop a revitalized railway structure in the 12th Arrondissement. This green garden path stretches for three miles, with landscapes ranging from modern and manicured to wild and natural. The western portion of the parkway may be accessed via stairways and elevators leading up to the elevated viaduct. This portion is reserved for pedestrians. It was one of the nice place to spend some free time in the middle of greenery.
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The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.