Père Lachaise cemetery
Jim Morrison, Père Lachaise Cemetery
American lead singer of The Doors rock band spent the last few months
of his life in Paris and died here in 1971. Fans still hold vigils at
his grave, which is covered with scrawled messages from all over the
Jim Morrison’s grave
Oscar Wilde, Père Lachaise Cemetery
Dublin-born author and wit died in 1900, after speaking his alleged
last words in his Paris hotel room: “Either that wallpaper goes, or I
do.” His tomb is unmissable, with a huge monument by Jacob Epstein.
Fredéric Chopin, Père Lachaise Cemetery
Polish composer was born in 1810 but died in Paris at the age of 39.
The statue on his tomb represents “the genius of music sunk in grief”.
Edith Piaf, Père Lachaise Cemetery
“little sparrow” was born in poverty in the Belleville district of
Paris in 1915, less than 1,500 m (5,000 ft) from where she was buried in
1963 in a simple black tomb .
Marcel Proust, Père Lachaise Cemetery
The ultimate chronicler of Paris, the writer was born in the city in 1871. He is buried in the family tomb .
Samuel Beckett, Montparnasse Cemetery
Irish-born Nobel prize-winning writer settled in Paris in 1937, having
previously studied here. He died in 1989 and his gravestone is a simple
slab, reflecting the writer’s enigmatic nature .
Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Montparnasse Cemetery
together in death as in life, even though they never lived together,
their joint grave is a remarkably simple affair. Both of these
philosophers were born, lived and died in Paris.
Guy de Maupassant, Montparnasse Cemetery
great French novelist and short-story writer died in Paris in 1893, and
his grave with its luxuriant growth of shrubs stands out because of the
open book carving .
Charles Baudelaire, Montparnasse Cemetery
The poet who shocked the world with his frank collection of poems Les Fleurs du Mal was born in Paris in 1821 and died here in 1867.
Charles Pigeon Family, Montparnasse Cemetery
This charming and touching grave shows Charles Pigeon and his wife in bed, reading by the light of the gas lamp he invented.
Places to Eat
Le Pré Catelan
Tucked away in the Bois de Boulogne is this high-class dining pavilion. Romantic setting and elegant service.
Gordon Ramsay au Trianon
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has won two Michelin stars for his restaurant, which opened in 2008.
Hôtel Palais Trianon
Marée de Versailles
may be a long way from the sea, but this restaurant serves the freshest
seasonal catch. Its terrace is the perfect place for oysters and white
Near the Cimetière de Montparnasse is this Parisian landmark. Eclectic menu features dishes such as Welsh rarebit.
La Closerie des Lilas
With its piano bar and terrace, this is a Montparnasse institution. The brasserie is cheaper and steaks are good.
Montparnasse’s prime fish restaurant, once frequented by Sartre. Great food and grand decor.
visiting the Bois de Boulogne, include La Gare on the itinerary. This
stylish brasserie in a former railway station has a summer terrace.
Ma Pomme en Colimaçon
Handy for supper after a visit to Père Lachaise. The food is first class, from ostrich and fish dishes to pastas and salads.
Atmospheric neighbourhood bistro just north of Père Lachaise serving earthy, classic dishes and organic wines.
the southern end of the Bois de Boulogne is this gourmet restaurant.
Sea bass in a pepper crust is just one delicious speciality.
31 blvd Murat, 75016
01 46 51 09 54
Open Mon–Sat L, Tue–Fri D, Sat D
Unless otherwise stated, all restaurants accept credit cards and serve vegetarian meals