This is in Passy Cemetery, in Paris. A little bit of history – in the late 18th Century the old central cemetery at Les Innocents was full to (literally) overflowing. A decision was reached to clear it and to develop four new cemeteries in what were then outlying villages.
You may well have heard of three of those, Montmartre, Père Lachaise and Montparnasse; you are less likely to have heard of Passy, but it's the one most people will have walked past – it lies just off Trocadéro, overlooking the Eiffel Tower. It is much smaller than the others – it caters for the upmarket side of Paris which has always had a much lower density of population. It is the only one of the four to have a heated waiting room for mourners.
Here we are looking into one of the tiny chapels that mark family graves. They had their heyday in the 19th Century but are a continuing tradition – the couturier and parfumier Hubert Givenchy has a rather fine one nearby.
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