In the old heart of Paris, at the Père Lachaise cemetery, lies a grave which has been attracting its fair share of voyeurs, thrill seekers, and superstitious (or just plain randy) housewives.
For the burial place of Victor Noir, a French Journalist who -in 1870- fell foul of one Pierre Bonaparte, is notorious for the life-size bronze statue that portrays the dying moments of the man who dared challenge the great-nephew of the Emperor to a pistol duel. Victor Noir, it is said, fell in the street from a lethal bullet with his hat at his feet, and the sculptor Jules Dalou captured every tiny detail of his final breaths, including the prominent turgescence in the corpse’s trousers! Victor Noir -you guessed it- died with a boner, and the statue has consequently seen far more action than the real man behind it ever did! Continue reading The sexiest grave in Paris