At three o'clock we caught the #95 bus that took us towards Montmartre; but we got off the bus at the cemetery just before you enter the area around Montmartre. The road actually goes over the top of the cemetery. Walking down steps we entered and stopped at the office for a free map showing the sites of some of the more famous people who are buried here. There was a beautiful cat sitting on the counter and I remember that Jim said this cemetery is known to have many cats. But this is the only one I saw today!
Some that we found: Family of Camondo; the Jewish Banking family that donated their home to Paris in honor of the son who was killed in WW I; then the daughter was turned over to the Nazi in WW II and died at Auschwitz. We've visited the beautiful home that is now a museum last fall.
The Painter Edgar Degas, the writer Alexandre Dumas, the composer Jacques Offenbach and Emile Zola, a writer whose body was transferred to the Pantheon but his tombstone is still here.
We rode the bus both ways today, a nice change from the underground. But it was so cold! We walked to Notre Dame area to check out the elevator that goes down from the street to the RER B for our trip out to Charles de Gaule Airport next week. If the weather is good we'll walk the ten minutes to this elevator that goes directly to the track for the train. If it's raining we'll be getting a taxi for the short trip to the train station at St. Michel. Good to plan ahead.
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