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The largest cemetery within the city of Paris, Père Lachaise covers 110 acres and is renowned as the most visited cemetery in the world. Named after the Confessor of Louis XIV, the cemetery was considered by many to be too far away from the city when it was established at the beginning of the 19th century. So the tombs of French notables such as La Fontaine, Moliére and Abélard and Héloise were transferred here in order to establish its notoriety.
Today the bodies of over 1 million people are enterred in the cemetery and monuments to the dead of World War I, the Paris Commune and victims of the Holocaust can be found here. Some of the famous residents of the cemetery include: Jim Morrison, Appolinaire, Chopin, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Richard Wright, Honoré de Balzac, and many others.