Last week I was asked to write another article for gadling.com the AOL travel site. Seems that my article a couple weeks ago on cemetery tourism went over quite well. I think that there are more than a few cemetery lovers out there. People who like cemeteries tend to be a bit closety; afraid to profess their love at a public level for fear of being judged as a bit macabre, but once they meet fellow cemetery lovers they pull out all the stops. Here's the first bit of the article. AND, by the way, Gina Misiroglu at Redroom worked closely with the folks at Gadling to pave the way for me to do the articles.
Ah, Paris. City of light. City of magic. City of art. City of admission fees to view art.
Stepping inside the Louvre will cost you $14.00. Want the audio guide? Another 8 bucks. How about seeing one of the temporary exhibitions? That'll set you back another $16.00. How about an espresso to caffeinate the experience? Plunk down $5.00, please. While no trip to Paris is complete without a foray to the Louve, spending that much money every day is going to result in a quick evaporation of your resources. You came to Paris to see fabulous art, but dang some days you get overwhelmed with the prices and the crowds. What to do? How about seeing world-class sculpture by some of the same artists whose works are exhibited in Paris' pricy museums and galleries for free? Get thee to a cemetery. First up is Père Lachaise Cemetery, the world's first "garden cemetery," established in 1804.