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A multi-part virtual trail around a beatiful cemetery in Paris. Mostly good terrain but a long walk.
A companion to our "Death in Venice" cache. A London cemetery crawl to follow soon!
This was intended to be a traditional cache with a box but we were ejected from the cemetery which closes at 6pm. Be warned- don't get locked in over-night!
The virtual trail is at Pere Lachaise cemetery, a famous and evocative site that one could easily spend many hours in. There are a multitude of famous people buried here and there are easily available maps at every entrance.
To claim this cache follow the clues below. They will give you the final cache site which is an unusual gravestone at
N 48 AB. CDE
E 02 VW. XYZ
To claim the cache email me the identity of the unusual animal atop this gravestone or send a photo of yourself/ GPS at the site.
The order that the clues appear is a natural way to do the tour.Thanks to Tuna for helping out with additional data on his cache trip.
Clue 1 "Phantasmagorie"
N 48: 51. 552, E 002: 23.539.
Etienne-Gaspert Robertson had a very odd job. He was born in 1C63.
Clue 2 "Devoted Couple"
N 48: 51.555, E 002: 23.516.
These 2 were famously united in death. Their grave was re-sited by an Abbess in 17ZB.
Clue 3 "Heavenly comedy"
N 48: 51.657, E 002: 23.604
A funny man, apparently. He died in 191D
Clue 4 "Painter"
N 48: 51. 682, E 002: 23.650
A feather on the grave indicates this man's profession. He was born in 17X0.
Clue 5 "I told you I was sick!"
N 48: 51.625, E 002: 23.715
This playwright famously died on stage during an appropriate play of his own. This death occured in 167W
Clue 6 "Anthropometrist"
N 48: 51.750, E 002: 23.836
What do you mean you don't know what one is? This individual was one of the forerunners to the use of fingerprints. He was born in 18Y3
Clue 7 "I will have to die beyond my means"
N 48: 51. 707, E 002: 23.870
An obviously well-loved grave- it is covered in kisses. The grave was restored in 199V
Clue 8."Next time- read 'Animal Farm' chum!"
N 48.51.722, E 02.23.679
An amazing piece of architecture commemorating an execution. The execution was in 19E8
Clue 9 "Water Shame"
N 48.51. 598, E 02.23.628
When did this character die? 183A+3 (ie take 3 from this number to give you "A"- as if you didnt know it already!)
Put all these together and they will take you to the final site which has an unusual animal atop it.
[The hints contain the name of the graves. This is a spoiler because the maps at the cemetery will help guide you to them.]
Pyhr 2- Noryneq naq Urybhvfr, Pyhr 3- Yrba Abry, Pyhr 4- Vaterf, Pyhr 5- Zbyvrer, Pyhr 6- Oregvyyba, Pyhr 7- Bfpne Jvyqr. Pyhr 8 Vzer Antl, Pyhr 9- Pnfzve Creevre
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum