Now, on to the pictures...
|"In Memory of Anatole de la Forge, the Valiant Defender of Saint-Quentin, the Faithful Defender of Democracy."|
|Grave of Charles Floquet, 55th Prime Minister of France. Scandal-ridden, he was in office for less than a year. And yet still gets this monument.|
|"Caveau Depositoire": The common grave or burial vault of the City of Paris.|
|There were a few tombs featuring a bee motif.|
|Bats are another recurring motif at Pere Lachaise, as are owls (see below).|
|Leon Philippe Beclard, politician under Napoleon III|
|Victor Cousin, Philosopher. He died at Cannes, but now if you want to be buried in Pere Lachaise, you have to die in Paris. Doesn't sound like the worst plan...|
|Generals Claude Martin Lecomte and Jacques Leonard Clement-Thomas were executed during the first uprising of the Paris Commune, 18 March 1871.|
|Paul Baudry, Artist. The monument was erected by his architect brother, along with fellow artists and friends.|
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