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Paris Wanderlust: What Is the Job of a Cemetery Cat?

I’ve spent a lot of time in Paris cemeteries. One day, the little cat below graciously gave me a tour of Montparnasse Cemetery, explaining his duties along the way.

What is the job of a cemetery cat?

Come with me and I’ll show you.

Trimming the bark

Inspecting the crypts

Standing sentinel

Ignoring great art

Greeting the cousin

Ignoring the cousin

Fertilizing the roses

Marking territory

Claiming unmarked graves

Contemplating mortality

A cemetery cat’s job is never done.

Next: Necropolis Montparnasse

Camille Martin