By all accounts Jim Morrison lived life to its fullest in the short 27 years he was on this earth. His days with the Doors produced 9 studio albums. In the beginning of the 1970’s, after the Doors had recorded LA Woman, Morrison joined his long time companion Pamela Courson in Paris. The two were sharing an apartment on the rue Beautreillis. Morrison shed the long beard he had been growing and had even lost some of the weight he had put on.
Their time in Paris didn’t last long. Pamela Courson found Morrison dead in the tub on July 3, 1971. His official cause of death was listed as heart failure.
Jim Morrison’s Grave is in Père Lachaise Cemetery. He joined Oscar Wilde and Frédéric Chopin in the famous cemetery. The grave itself has has been defaced over the years. A bust of Morrison was added in 1981 and subsequently stolen 7 years later. Today Jim Morrison’s grave still continues to draw the faithful from all over the world.
If you make the journey to the cemetery, plan ahead. Many have noted that the grave is hard to find if you don’t know where you are looking. The cemetery is quite the maze. Take a couple minutes before you go to familiarize yourself with Père Lachaise Cemetery using the virtual tour on their web site. http://www.pere-lachaise.com/perelachaise.php?lang=en
Next stop New York City! There are a ton of Rock and Roll places in NYC. One of the coolest is Hotel Chelsea.
La Fine Mousse Restaurant
4 bis Avenue Jean Aicard, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 48 06 40 94
Mezze du Liban
48 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 43 55 73 82
18 Rue Lacharrière, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 55 28 70 07
Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet MGallery by Sofitel
22, 24 Rue Faidherbe, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 40 24 65 65
Hôtel du Prince Eugène
247 Boulevard Voltaire, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 43 71 22 81
Morrison Grave photo by solarisgirl