Rock around the Grave. Jim Morrison’s Grave at Père-Lachaise

Territories in Question: Routes in Territories
By Michelangelo Giampaoli

Forty years on from the death of Jim Morrison, his grave at the cemetery of Père-Lachaise in Paris continues to be visited by thousands of people every day, many of whom practice unusual and characteristic acts of devotion. A place of worship for his fans, a destination for tourists from all over the world, an area where alcohol and drugs are used, the presence of the tomb has just as profound an effect on the daily life of Père-Lachaise as it does on the collective imaginary.


  • cemetery
  • tourism
  • pilgrimage
  • rock and roll
  • Paris
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