Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Pere Lachaise revisited
Sammy always teases me that I love being a tourist here in Paris. Today I really felt I was a tourist. My French friend had a death in the family and she was going to the funeral today. After that, she was heading to Pere Lachaise, where her uncle would be buried. She had to take out a map to look up the location of Pere Lachaise. She told me it's been nearly 20 years since she'd been there.
I've been to Pere Lachaise twice in the last 5 years and I have no family or friends buried there. She actually has a family plot there. Here a real Parisian hasn't been there for years and I've been there twice. Yep. I'm a real tourist.
-- said Auntie M in Paris
# posted by Sumeeta : 11:46 PM
PS...J'adore votre blog!!
# posted by k paul g : 3:05 AM
Since your friend has grown up with it, it's probably not a big deal anymore.
# posted by BohemianMama : 7:14 AM
KPG, Pere Lachaise is an amazing and large place. There is so much history and so many fascinating stories about the people buried there. I agree... better on a sunny day. Merci.
BM, I guess if you grow up in Paris you don't feel a need to see some of the major sites... people always ask me how many Americans actually visit the Statue of Liberty.
# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 7:34 AM
PS I will add you too!:) Love to share Expat stories!
# posted by mrsmogul : 1:57 PM
# posted by Oz : 5:55 PM
Pere Lachaise is in my neck of the woods... I'm 5 minutes from there. If you ever need a tour of the place, you have to go with my husband, who is a walking encyclopedia of useless french trivia and a fanatic of the cemetary. He'll give you a great tour. It's our default choice for a weekend promenade.
# posted by NARDAC : 7:06 PM
You ARE also the Queen.
# posted by Sammy : 7:12 PM