Panthéon (2)

I separate the Panthéon in 3 parts: the principal level; the crypt and the upper level.

Here’s the crypt: tombs of the eminent personalities interred who shaped France’s national identity.

Amongst them, there are:
Voltaire (Writer, philosopher 1694 – 1778)
Rousseau (Writer, philosopher 1712 – 1778)
Victor Hugo (Poet, novelist, dramatist 1802 – 1885)
Alexandre Dumas père (Novelist, dramatist 1802 – 1870)
Emile Zola (Novelist, journalist 1840 – 1902)
Marie Curie (Chemist 1867 – 1934)
Simone Veil (Politician, lawyer 1927 – 2017)
… …
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Writer, poet, journalist, aviator 1900 – 1944)

Voltaire
Rousseau

Alexandre Dumas père, Victor Hugo and Emile Zola were rested in the same room.

Marie Curie
Where Simone Veil rested with her husband and two others French famous personalities

Simone Veil pushed forward two notable laws. The first, passed on 4 December 1974, facilitated access to contraception, the second, passed on 17 January 1975, legalized abortion in France.

Antoine de St Exupery

As Antoine de Saint Exupery dramatically vanished without a trace in a fly mission, he was not interred, but has a plaque in the principal level of Pantheon. We all know his “Le Petit Prince”.

The aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was honored  December 13, 2016, at the Pantheon, where a commemorative plaque is dedicated to the author who disappeared in the crash of his plane in the Mediterranean Sea, July 31, 1944. In the presence Ministers of Defense and Culture, it was also an opportunity to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the French edition of the “Little Prince”, the most widely read and translated French literary work in the world after the Bible.

April 2019.

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Montmartre cemetery

Montmartre cemetery is the third largest necropolis in Paris, after Père Lachaise Cemetery and Montparnasse Cemetery.

I can learn history from visiting cemetery, at the same time have a good walk.

Montmartre cemetery has quite some up and down, some tombs are even under a 1888 metallic bridge. This photo below is from Un Jour de Plus à Paris.

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montmartre cemetery and the metallic bridge (photo from unjourdeplusaparis.com)
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montmartre cemetery
tome of Sacha Guitry
Sacha Guitry 1885-1957, born Saint Petersburg, died Paris, Actor, Writer, Film director
Alexandre Dumas fils
Alexandre Dumas fils, 1824-1895, Writer
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Jeanne Moreau, Actress

This is the most visited grave in Montmartre cemetery, the Egyptian-born singer/actress Dalida.

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Dalida 1933-1987

June 2018.

It’s all about reflection

The Oriental Park is the largest Japanese garden in Europe. It is unique because of its extraordinary architectural and botanic atmosphere. You will discover the history of the garden and all it symbolizes. You will also be surprised by the exuberant vegetation and the Japanese way in which some trees are shaped.

I visited it few days ago. It is situated about 300km west from Paris.

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Park’s entrance
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The guy who created the park (1900)

October 2016.