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There is one prize of return economy flights (including taxes, fees and charges) for two people from the UK with British Airways to Paris (within Avios Zones 1-3) of the winner's choosing, plus three-nights' accommodation in a standard double or twin room at the Hotel du Louvre to be won.

What is the name of the Parisian cemetery where famous names reside?
ANSWER: Père Lachaise

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The cemetery takes its name from the confessor to Louis XIV, Père François de la Chaise. In 1804, the Père Lachaise had contained only 13 graves. Consequently, the administrators devised a marketing strategy and in 1804, with great fanfare, organized the transfer of the remains of Jean de La Fontaine and Molière. The following year there were 44 burials, with 49 in 1806, 62 in 1807 and 833 in 1812. Then, in another great spectacle in 1817, the purported remains of Pierre Abélard and Héloïse d'Argenteuil were also transferred to the cemetery with their monument's canopy made from fragments of the abbey of Nogent-sur-Seine (by tradition, lovers or lovelorn singles leave letters at the crypt in tribute to the couple or in hope of finding true love).
This strategy achieved its desired effect: people began clamouring to be buried among the famous citizens.
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