Crematorium du Père Lachaise / Père Lachaise Crematory (Paris)
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Quick Description: The Père Lachaise Crematory (Crematorium du Père Lachaise), located in famous Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise in Paris, is the oldest and most prestigious and largest crematory in France...
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 3/3/2010 7:09:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM8AWT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rivers End
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Long Description:

The Père Lachaise Crematory (Crematorium du Père Lachaise), a French Historic Monument, is the oldest, most prestigious and largest crematory in France. The Crematory was for long time the only building of its kind at French territory.

The Crematory, beautiful (and unusual in style) piece of funeral archicteture, is composed of a chapel in neo-Byzantine style surrounded by columbarium, where are deposited the urns containing the ashes. The Crematory, designed by architect Jean Camille Formigé, was build in the late XIXth century (1887-1888). The first cremation was done there in 1889. Since then, Crematory was several times reconstructed and modernized. The last renovation (2007-2008) resulted in a newly designed ceremonial hall and also in use of the state-of-art technology for combustion gases treatment and purification.

Crematory: yes

Cemetery: yes

Chapels: 5

Address of Funeral Home:
Crematorium du Père Lachaise
71, rue des Rondeaux
Paris, France

Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please post a clear photo of the actual sign with the name of the Funeral Home on it.

To honor and respect and privacy of these facilities, NO photos of the inside structures or any funeral activity at these facilities. NO photos of employees or clients. Thanks
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