DOUGLAS KEISTER    Book Number: 80939    Product format: Hardback

Sub-titled 'A Field Guide to Paris Cemeteries and Their Residents', around 12 million people have found a resting place in the catacombs, cemeteries and mausoleums in the Paris metropolitan area. With this field guide in hand, cut across a swathe of the last 200 years of Parisian history through the funerary architecture, memorials and symbolism within 28 of Paris's notable resting places. The big three are Père-Lachaise, Montparnasse and Montmartre, not forgetting the dog cemetery and eternal excursions to Calvair, Gentilly and beyond. Includes GPS coordinates for many grave sites, which Metro to catch to reach the Panthéon, what to look out for, famous names from history to spot like the artist Edgar Degas, and for each entry an excellent summary of exactly which Division of the cemetery to find the grave. Includes a large colour fold out plan at the back of the book in colour of all the Parisian cemeteries. Elegant clothbound tall hardback, 244pp, packed with colour photos.
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ISBN 9781423630593
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from Anonymous on 04/08/2017
My personal interest in this book was because of Nijinsky. I had seen his grave on a visit to Paris many years ago, but had no idea which cemetary I had visited. I also remembered seeing Edith Piaf's grave, and the resting places of various famous people. This book told me which cemetary, and the location of each grave within it. All the other various Paris cemetaries are here. For each entry there are biographical details, and often a picture of the grave or tomb. Endlessly fascinating information such as the link between Marcel Marceau's pantomime techniques and Michael Jackson's moonwalk.