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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Paris, Paris on Longitude Books website: Pere Lachaise

Longitude Books, the great travel book website and blog, is currently run a short piece I wrote for them about one of my favorite places in the world: Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Here's the first line or so, and a link to the whole piece.

Hilly, wooded, with winding paths knotted around crumbling tombs, the cemetery of Père-Lachaise in Paris’s 20th arrondissement is just possibly the best-loved monumental city of the dead in Europe. Long ago I became a Père-Lachaise habitué, drawn by the serpentine landscaping, the keyhole views from twisting lanes and the blissful freedom from cars...

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