Halloween In France

Paris’ Père Lachaise Cemetery

The Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris is a well-known cemetery, known for several things: it was the first garden cemetery to ever be built, it is the site for three World War I memorials, and it is also the site where many famous people have been buried. What was once a cemetery of high prestige, containing only 13 graves, has exploded, and now acts as the resting place for over one million bodies, and many more cremated in the cemetery’s columbarium. However, on Halloween, this cemetery becomes a very popular site for those looking for a bit of a scare.

Pere Lachaise Haunted Cemetary

Many people walk around the Père Lachaise Cemetery because of the many tales of “ghosts” lurking about. Of course, ghost sightings are as credible as alien abductions. However, people have claimed to see ghosts walking along the cobblestone paths, and one story in particular about the famous “The Doors” singer, Jim Morrison. His grave was once vandalized, and today some say he can be seen roaming around his grave at night.

The cemetery itself is the real spectacle. Whether or not you believe in ghost stories isn’t necessary to find a little haunting fun, especially on Halloween. The Père Lachaise Cemetery is almost as large as a small city, covering over 110 acres. The cemetery is so large, that you need a map to find your way through it. If you need a map to keep yourself from getting lost in a cemetery, imagine the fun one might have if they were to stroll along without any type of guide. How long will they last before a ghost lends a hand?