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The same conference will be offered twice at The French Class:
In 1802, all Parisian cimetières communaux (small parish cemeteries) were closed by order of Napoleon I and replaced by four new ones just outside the city. Everyone knows the Northern Cemetery (Montmartre), the Eastern one (Père-Lachaise), the Southern one (Montparnasse), but few tourists—or even Parisians—know about the Passy Cemetery, the Western. And yet, because it is located in an expensive residential district, near the Champs-Élysées, this peaceful cemetery located behind the Trocadéro, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, became the aristocratic necropolis of the capital.