The city's oldest and largest cemetery, Le cimetière des Innocents, opened to the public in the 4th century and by the end of the 18th century reportedly contained the remains of more than 6 million Parisians. Although individual sepulchers were occasionally used, most were buried in large mass graves. (It is reported in a five-week period in 1498 some 50,000 Parisians perished from the plague and were interred in enormous mass graves in Les Innocents.)
|1||Morrison, James Douglas (Jim)|
James Douglas (Jim) Morrison - December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971 - American singer and songwriter with The Doors, author, and poet
|2||Pigeon Family cemetery plot|
Charles Pigeon died at his home in Paris, at 54 Rue de Rennes, in 1915. His wife preceded him in death in 1909. Their grave is of the two of them, he dressed in a business suit and her in an elegant dress, reclining in bed. Pigeon is resting on one elbow, holding a notebook and pencil that he was using to write notes in, while his wife listens attentively. Above the bed, an angel holds a Pigeon Lamp above the two. Pigeon had purchased the gravesite in 1905, intending to allow all of his family to be buried there; the site is large enough to hold 18 family members.