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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
33 1 55 25 82 10
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Ranked #40 of 733 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Cemeteries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking
Description: This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.
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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Pere-Lachaise Cemetery is a sight very much worth seeing. It is absolutely huge, but full of history, interesting tombs and famous names. Admittedly celebrity graves are not very easy to find, because they are scattered all over the cemetery and as I already stated it's a really big cemetery :) We were in luck because shortly upon arrival we met... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The cemetery has many famous people buried here so that's cool to see but for me the really nice part is all the various types of above ground structures. It's like being in New Orleans! My only advice is to find a good paper map that you can rotate as you orient the map to the lay of the land.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was our 3rd trip to Paris. We had seen most of the top sights so we were looking for something interesting to do. This cemetery fit the bill. I tore the Pere Lachaise Cemetery Tour out of Rick Steve's Paris 2014 book to take with us. Good move since I don't think we would have found the graves of... More

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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Even if you are not interested in visiting celebrities' tombs, whoever likes to take pictures should visit this place.

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San Gabriel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was an incredibly moving experience. Massive cemetery. A real history lesson walking through and seeing so many famous names: Jim Morrison, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde. A map is available so you can plan your tour because you could wander here all day if you don't have some type of a plan. Monuments were awesome.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

When I first planned on visiting the Pere Lachaise cemetery I was focused on finding all the big names buried there, but once I arrived and started exploring I found myself more focused on interesting monuments, epitaphs, and history of the place. The cemetery is huge and I didn't have as much time there as I hoped, so I only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Before planning my trip to Paris - I made sure to visit here. Lovely cemetery to wander around - full of many beautiful tombs and famous people. Also being able to visit the late and great Lizard King, Jim Morrison was great too.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was amazing. Such remarkable graves...the famous Chopin, Piaf, Proust, Wilde and Morrison. We however enjoyed the long forgotten monuments and beautiful green avenues best

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Herent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It was my wives idea to visit Pere Lachaise while in Paris. And it's like being in another world. Despite the fact that it's a cemetery, it is like being somewhere "else" and not in Paris. So quiet and peaceful. No noice... The whole Pere-Lachaise can take everything from a hour to two days if you want... And besides the... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Pére Lachaise is must see place in Paris. It is not in centre, it ´s not that much visited like other main Sights of Paris but is cementary is worth for a visit. Take a walk around and enjoy the magic of this wonderful not crowed place.

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