15. PERE LACHAISE.
medallion. — 1. Marshal Serrurier (A. 1819). — r. Davoust
(A. 1822), 'Prince d'Eckmuhl'. — 1. Gobert and Larrey, already
At the angle formed by 'the bifurcation of the path is a small
plot of ground laid out as a garden, the last resting place of
the unfortunate Marshal Ney; no monument or inscription marks
the grave of 'le brave des braves'.
r. Manuel (A. 1827), the orator; a lofty, rounded obelisk, with
his medallion and that of Be'ranger; the remains of Beranger
(A. 1857), the most illustrious lyric poet of France, repose within
the same enclosure, having been interred by his wish in the
tomb of his friend Manuel.
*r. General Foy (A. 1825), a man of the highest abilities and
most unblemished virtue; his unpretending funeral was attended
by upwards of 50,000 persons. — About 20 paces farther back
is the simple gravestone of
Paul Barras (A. 1829), President of the Directory in 1797—99;
beyond it, the vault of Marshal Mortier, killed in 1835 by Fieschi's
infernal machine. — In the vicinity, General Haxo (A. 1838),
commander at the siege of Antwerp, founder of the fortifications
of modern Paris.
L, at some distance from the path, Caulaincourt, due de Vi-
cence (A. 1827), diplomatist and minister; in the vicinity, Chappe
(A. 1829), inventor of the optic telegraph.
1. Pozzo di Borgo (A. 1842), born in Corsica, a celebrated
Russian diplomatist and opponent of Napoleon I. — Opposite,
*r. Admiral Bruat (A. 1855), commander of the fleet before
Sebastopol, died on his way home; a fine monument in marble,
reliefs emblematic of his naval career.
1. Geoffroy St. Hilaire (A. 1844) and his son (d. 1862), the
*1. Countess Demidoff (A. 1818), the most sumptuous monu¬
ment in the cemetery, consisting of 10 Doric columns of marble
supporting an entablature, beneath which is a sarcophagus, resting
on a basement of massive masonry. Prince Demidoff, who died
in 1870, is also interred here.
r. Famille Racine, descendants of the celebrated dramatist.
r. Gaudin, due de Gaete (A. 1841), ministre des finances de
l'Empire, a sarcophagus on a lofty basement.
x.,Etienne, dramatic author, editor of the Constitutionnel, pro¬
moter of the July revolution, subsequently Pair de France.
Somewhat higher in the side-path: Princesse de Salm-Dyck
(A. 1845), the poetess, sometimes termed 'le Boileau des femmes';
a lofty sarcophagus of black porphyry.
In the principal path: r. Pradier (A. 1852), the eminent
sculptor; a sarcophagus, with bust, erected by his pupils.
Proceeding towards the W. and crossing the principal paths,