Père-Lachaise Cemetery

Movie La Vie en Rose Olivier Dahan (2007)
Édith Piaf died on October 10, 1963 and is buried in Père-Lachaise cemetery. Many anonymous people paid him a last homage to his eternal resting place.
Grave of Edith Piaf in the Père Lachaise cemetery
Tomb of Edith Piaf in the Père-Lachaise cemetery. (Photo credit: PRA / Wiki Commons)

“Saint Teresa, my little Jesus, don’t abandon me, give me strength, I want to live again, raise me up.”

Édith Piaf (Marion Cotillard)

Édith Piaf, née Édith Giovanna Gassion, died on 10 October 1963 at the age of 47.

His addiction to morphine after a car accident in 1951 upset his body. Despite rehab, she’s not doing well. Her polyarthritis is developing and she has difficulty standing on stage, as Olivier Dahan’s feature film shows.

She died of an aneurysm on October 10, the same day as Jean Cocteau’s death. This disappearance is causing a great stir in the country. More than 40,000 people gather in the Père-Lachaise cemetery on the day of his funeral. It is also estimated that nearly 500,000 people were present along the funeral procession to pay their respects.


The number of minutes in the length of Olivier Dahan’s feature film.

Edith Piaf is buried in a single grave in Division 97 of the cemetery. She rests in the family vault “Famille Gassion-Piaf” with her father Louis-Alphonse, her daughter Marcelle who died in 1935 and her last husband Theo Sarapo.

Père Lachaise Cemetery

World-famous, the Père-Lachaise cemetery has 77,000 concessions including many French and foreign personalities.

The Père-Lachaise cemetery is world famous. It has 77,000 concessions including those of Jim Morrison, Frédéric Chopin, Alain Bashung, Maria Callas, Yves Montand, Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust and Albert Camus.

It welcomes 3.5 million visitors each year. It was designed by Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, the architect of the Palais de la Bourse.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

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