A Return to Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Part II

Père-Lachaise Cemetery has such extraordinary, moving details. Here is a second photo essay dedicated to Paris’ largest cemetery.

If you’d like to see Part I of my Père-Lachaise Cemetery series, see: If Headstones Could Talk: Pondering at Paris’ Père-Lachaise Cemetery.

A decorative green iron sign in Pere Lachaise Cemetery reads: Avenue Principale 1e Division.
A copper statue of a a man standing atop a memorial. The plaque on the base reads: Aux Combattants Russes tombes dans la resistance francaise pour la liberation au cours de la deuxieme guerre mondiale.
A monument dedicated to Garibaldiens de l'Argonne et Volontaires Italiens 1914 1918 in Paris' Pere Lachaise Cemetery.
A grey stone monument with a dark green metal door in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in France. The carved words on the top of it read: "Monument aux soldats belges morts en France."

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Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

Published by Tricia A. Mitchell

Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and a co-founder of Eloquence. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta, as well as Heidelberg, Germany. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Though they are currently nomadic, they look forward to establishing a European home someday. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.

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