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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

#33 of 1,068 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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Really fun to visit with family and friends. A little difficult to navigate without a paper map, so took a picture of the map and used that instead. Lots of interesting memorials... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really fun to visit with family and friends. A little difficult to navigate without a paper map, so took a picture of the map and used that instead. Lots of interesting memorials if you can find them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a morning in this cemetery, it is huge. Make sure you bring a map. There is supposed to be maps available there but we did not come across any. We fluked into finding a gentleman who gave us a tour of some of the most famous burial site in the cemetery and he gave us info about how... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Once you are away from Jim Morrison, it is a beautiful and peaceful place to get lost in. We stumbled upon most of the famous grave sites.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Why else would you want to visit a cemetery unless you are interested in some of the famous people buried there. This is a must visit site for Doors fans and those of us caught up with the mystery that is Jim Morrison. How can a man who was six feet tall when he died, aged 27, fifty years ago,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 6 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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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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