Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery.

It’s fair to say that our last day in Paris rolled around WAY TOO FAST, but at the same time, it couldn’t have come at a better moment. After a long night seeing what the streets of Paris had to offer, we were a little tired in the morning and didn’t have much of a game plan in terms of how to spend our last few hours.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

So true to Alice and Beth style, we decided to wing it, picking a random metro stop on the map and taking a gander – which much to our surprise meant exploring THE largest cemetery in the whole of Paris.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery   Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery   Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery   Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

We honestly could have spent hours wandering around the final resting places of many a- fallen soldier and famous star, but with a long coach journey ahead and no guarantee of being able to recharge our tech (the epitome of a first world problem if you ask me), we left the grounds and stopped by a quintessential Parisian café for hot drinks, people watching and er selfies…

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Oh boy do I love to people watch. It really is the most fascinating thing, watching total strangers go about their day as they cross roads, talk on phones or just walk looking ahead. How funny to think that I’ll most probably never ever see these people again (heck I can’t even remember what half of them looked like); and that even though I was looking at them, I had absolutely no idea who they were, what their names were, where they had come from, their whole back story – it truly is so fascinating.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

All warmed up from our hot chocolates and coffees, we headed off to the coach station, stopping at the nearby shopping mall.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Nearing check-in time, we made our way to the coach station where we waited for our coach to leave and snacked on sweets for about the umpteenth time – we at so many sweets on this trip that we’ve taken a vow to never eat sweets ever again…

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Then boarded the coach and started the long journey back to London.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

We stopped at customs to have our bags and passports checked.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Then it was back in our metal tin that didn’t feel as claustrophobic as on the way back, but that was probably because the coach was practically empty.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

And then before we knew it, we were home sweet London home.

alice

xo

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