samedi 16 août 2014

Lafayette, we are here!

Our afternoon adventures took us into the 12e arrondissement to the Picpus Cemetery where Lafayette is buried. It's the only private cemetery in Paris and the American flag flies over his grave. Pretty special. It is difficult to find and has weird hours, like only from 2-4 and closed on Mon-Tues. we got there at 2:30 and we're told the cemetery closes early today at 3pm! He is buried next to his wife who lost her grandmother, mom and sister in the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. Nearby is the burial site of several Carmelite nuns who were also executed at this time. They defiantly sang all the way to the guillotine!!

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