Day 5

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On our last day in Paris we walked to the Pere Lachaise cemetery, quite a long hike from the Latin Quarter.

The cemetery is beautiful and is the final resting place for lots of famous people.

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Moliere

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Abelard and Heloise

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Chopin

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Balzac

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Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

There were very few tourists there, and most were at Jim Morrison’s grave.

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On the way back we saw a sign of the times–a line of asylum-seekers.

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Later in the day we spent some time in the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens.

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Greek god, taking a selfie

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Nous sommes touristes

That night we met up with Cherie’s niece and her husband, who were arriving for a visit just as we were leaving.

The next morning we rented a car, pulled up the anchor and set off on a 1300 km trip across Champagne, Lorraine and Alsace.