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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 55 25 82 10
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Paris' Pere LaChaise Gravestone Walking Tour
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Ranked #35 of 637 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries...
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Type: Cemeteries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.
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Vietri sul Mare, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Went to see Jim (Morrison) and saw the family graves of several other famous families. So beautiful all of the different tombs. Be certain to bring a camera.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Full of notables and interesting characters! It is huge so set aside plenty of time to meander through the well maintained lanes of this place! Start at the top and work your way downhill for easier walking. Be sure to print out a map before you go so you can find who you are looking for. There are no handouts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I have visited this place now twice and the size of it really amazes me along with the monuments for the dead. I really wanted to check out Jim Morrison's grave which I did. You may need a map to get around I here but I really liked that it was the most quiet place in Paris one could go... More 

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely old surroundings, wonderful place to take pictures (of cats on graves etc) and be quiet. Although we did have a laugh a couple of years back: we did not have a booklet or tour but walked around and found Oscar Wildes grave (beautiful by the way) and walking east we found another, over which I raised an eyebrow, saying... More 

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

For, perhaps our 4th or 5th visit, we utilized this time Anna Erikssön & Mason Bendewald's book Meet Me At Père Lachaise. They outline a tour, complete with descriptions of the buried people. It made our walk in this beautiful space much more interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

In such a crowded city, this is the most peacefull place around. You can escape the millions of inhabitants and tourists to take a walk on this great cemetary. And be sure to visit the most famous graves.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Seeing the tombs of many different people from the early 1800's to now, from infants to,old people, no one famous to medal of honor winners to Oscar Wilde to Jim morrison made me wonder what life was like for each one. So many so different from each other. Sadly the place is getting run down. It needs to be restored... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wander the cemetery looking for the graves of such notables as-Oscar Wilde, Alice B Toklas, Gertrude Stein, Balzac, Sarah Bernhardt, Georges Bizet, Frédéric Chopin, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Yves Montand and Simone Signoret together at last, Edith Piaf, Molière and Jim Morrison and many may more names from history and the arts. It is free and if sunny a good walk up... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Free! It is worth the trip to visit Pere Lachaise Cemetery in the area of Paris. Using the metro, take “Gambetta,” which will allow you to walk downhill in the cemetery. Follow the exit for the cemetery, up the escalator and then up avenue du Pere-Lachaise to the entrance. Be prepared to walk (on cobblestones). This takes at a minimum... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

For a cheap morning out this is hard to beat.The graveyard is easily accessible by Metro and has some interesting tombs. We found Oscar Wilde's quite easily but Edith Piaf's and Jim Morrison's were a little trickier to locate. It's a bit like a 'treasure hunt'. Whatever your interests, there is bound to be a grave of someone famous that... More 

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