It Could Be Amazing

I like stories about ordinary people who've done something out of the ordinary. My favourite year in history is 1912.
The tomb of Abelard and Heloise.Abelard and Heloise are famous for their medieval love affair.First buried at St. Marcel, Abelard’s remains were soon carried off secretly to the Paraclete, and given over to the loving care of Héloïse, who in time came herself to rest beside them in 1163. Their tomb is now found in the Cimetière du Père Lachaise in Paris.The transfer of their remains there in 1817 is considered to have considerably contributed to the popularity of that cemetery, at the time still far outside the built-up area of Paris. By tradition, lovers or lovelorn singles leave letters at the crypt, in tribute to the couple or in hope of finding true love.

The tomb of Abelard and Heloise.

Abelard and Heloise are famous for their medieval love affair.

First buried at St. Marcel, Abelard’s remains were soon carried off secretly to the Paraclete, and given over to the loving care of Héloïse, who in time came herself to rest beside them in 1163. Their tomb is now found in the Cimetière du Père Lachaise in Paris.

The transfer of their remains there in 1817 is considered to have considerably contributed to the popularity of that cemetery, at the time still far outside the built-up area of Paris.

By tradition, lovers or lovelorn singles leave letters at the crypt, in tribute to the couple or in hope of finding true love.

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