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The Earful Tower: Paris


The Earful Tower: Figuring out France with guests who know best. 

Jun 11, 2018

Did you know Paris is home to a massive cemetery called Pere Lachaise, where all kinds of famous and interesting people are buried?

Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde… and about a million more. And it's the most visited cemetery in the world with 3.5 million people checking it out annually.

Anyway, today’s guest, Joe Start, has written a book on Père Lachaise and it’s called The Chairfather - a literal translation of the cemetery’s French name.

Joe visited the tombstones countless times to research the book and interview the dead, and today on The Earful Tower he shares his tips on which graves to find, what to avoid, and how not to act if you’re a tourist there.

And if you like what you hear, you can find the Chairfather book here or on ebook here. Joe’s audio tours can be found here and here.

Are you a Patreon supporter of The Earful Tower? Well today’s your lucky day, you get one of the cemetery audio tours FOR FREE! Yes, Joe hung around for a chat about Oscar Wilde's tomb stone, and you can find the link to get your free tour there right now.