Cimetière du Montparnasse

 Charles Pigeon (1838–1915), engineer, inventor and manufacturer"

Charles Pigeon (1838–1915), engineer, inventor and manufacturer"

Cimetière du Montparnasse is arguably one of the most visited cemetery in the world. It is the eternal home to many France's intellectual and artistic elites. Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Samuel Beckett, Susan Sontag, Brassaï, Man Ray and Eric Rohmer are amongst some of the famous names you can find here.

Started back in 1824, Cimetière du Montparnasse was designed by Napoleon and it is divided into the new and the old sections. The site occupied 45 acres and it contains many interesting tombs, statues and head stones. Located at the heart of Paris, Cimetière du Montparnasse is flanked by Cimetière de Montmartre in the north and Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in the east.

Gargoyle

 Cathédral Notre-Dame de Paris

Cathédral Notre-Dame de Paris

'Gargoyle' is a Latin word that means gullet or drain. These grotesque looking half-man, half-beast statues actually served as drainpipes in the old days. The lovely Gothic looking gargoyles that sit on top of the Cathedral Notre-Dame in Paris had carried rain from the roof for over 600 hundred years. They were designed, sculpted by the little-known Victor Pyanet in the 19th century.

Apparently, there are a total of 5000 gargoyles in the Cathédral Notre-Dame de Paris. That's a lot of scary faces.