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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

#33 of 1,069 things to do in Paris
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Belleville / Pere Lachaise
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Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
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+33 1 55 25 82 10

This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries -...

This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.

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Very serene place

Went on a cold winter morning, so not a lot of people there. Plan of cemetery is quite difficult to follow, but if you are not really searching for a specific grave stone, I would... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a cold winter morning, so not a lot of people there. Plan of cemetery is quite difficult to follow, but if you are not really searching for a specific grave stone, I would suggest to just have a stroll around and enjoy the beautiful and serene atmosphere of the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Even with a map it is very difficult to navigate your way around this cemetery as its huge my best advice would be to tag onto a guide and tip them at the end of your tour, they cut your tour time down to about an hour and are very knowledgeable all in all a great trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My son (19) really wanted to check out Jim Morrison's grave. Edith Piaff is also here. It's a huge cemetery and took some time to walk around. It might sound strange, but it's a beautiful cemetery with some amazing history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On a clear chilly January morning, only a few tourists were wandering this world famous cemetery. It is moving and much mire attractively laid out than the cemetery near Montparnasse. The architecture alone is worth a visit. Pity to see both Morrison's and Wilde's graves behind ugly fences, but fault of earlier graffitists who couldn't just look but had to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To get full value from a visit a map is needed as the cemetery is very large. Maps can be bought at the exit from the Metro. You can spend as long or as short as you wish. There is a lot more to see than the graves of Oscar Wilde or Jim Morrison! The memorials for the deported were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great stroll through a cemetery that's full of luminaries. I went looking for the tomb of Migue Angel Asturias and had no idea who else was buried there: Honorè de Balsac, Guillaume Apollinaire, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, Sully Prudhomme, Chopin, Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my four teenagers amidst much grumbling about why we were going to a cemetery. Once we got there, got the maps and picked what people (deceased) we were going to find, they were of and running like on a treasure hunt. The cemetery is like no other and I recommend going to see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Père Lachaise was cemetery not all that popular when it was created in 1804: no metro nearby, uphill and far from the city center. So a decade later, it only had 1000 Graves. The city management then had the idea to dig up the remains of Molière and La Fontaine (or whatever they found considering they died more than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another of our frequent stops whenever we are in Paris as a family. It is a huge cemetery where a lot of very famous people are buried. I will not list any as you will have read about them by now. The cemetery features a lot of intricate maosoleums and some areas would not be out of place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During my last trip to Paris, we decided to visit this Cementery. I would recommend anyone to go early since when we were there they tried to close the place in our face, we were able to visit Oscar Wilde grave and Jim Morrison, but we never founded the tumb of Victor Noir.

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Belleville / Pere Lachaise
At the eastern edge of Paris lies Belleville / Père Lachaise, an understated wonderland of local treasures. Alongside the world-famous cemetery, family-owned delicatessens and cafés nestle between local stores and establishments. The richness of the population here has created a little Chinatown of Asian restaurants, and the area comes to life at night by a funky underground scene. Façades change from one street to another as one passes from white walled provincial homes to tall blocks and reconverted homes. The whole area is an inspirational mix of people from all corners of the world frequented by artists, students, immigrants, and Parisian families. Once home to supporters of the Paris commune, its rebellious nature is now offset by its rural charms.
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