- By Kevin
- On Sep 15, 2017
- Travel Tips
Discover 5 places tagged“Memento Mori”in Paris,France.Experience cool and unusual things to do in Paris by our Paris Guides.
Museum of Vampires and Legendary Creatures
The macabre collection of Jacques Sirgent,an expert scholar on the undead and all of their trappings.At the end of gravel paths in the middle of Les Lilas,a black and scarlet entrance opens up to a door leading into a creepy garden mimicking a cemetery.Plastic bats and genuine human remains attached to trees linger like a dark omen for visitors.Be warned:You have just entered in the Museum of Vampires.
The wax and bones relics of Saint Vincent de Paul
Saintly bones pressed into a wax effigy of a Catholic superstar.Saint Vincent de Paul,a 17th century priest who dedicated his life to serving the outcasts,orphans,and the destitute,was a saint among saints.
As popular as he was pious,Saint Vincent was canonized in 1737 by Pope Clement XII.In record time,the new saint became such a Catholic superstar that in 1969,Pope Paul VI even added his annual veneration on the official calendar to the 27th of September,relocating the feast day for the apparently less cool Saint Cosmas from the 27th to the 26th.
Statue of Death of the University of Medicine
Statue of death tucked in the University of Medicine courtyard.Monuments to death haunt the city of Paris—if one is curious enough to seek them.