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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 #39 of 798 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We went here because a friend said it was worth a visit. I found it a bit creepy, and there was this weird smell all around the graveyard. Like damp air and rotting leaves (this was in October). Some of the tomb stones are very big and impressive and also very old. We went to see Edith Piafs tomb, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Pere Lachaise is justly Paris's most famous cemetery and although it is popular with visitors, its sheer size means that with the possible exception of around some of the bigger celebrity graves, you can lose the crowds. Maps are positioned near each entrance and as the cemetery is laid out on a grid network it is almost always easy to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We walked through the cemetery on cobble stone lanes and admired the tombs and crypts, purchase a map brochures for 2.50 euros. Famous people final resting place such as Honore de Balzac, Eugene Delacroix, Allan Kardec, George Seurat, Oscar Wilde, Charlie Chaplin, Frederic Chopin, Jim Morrison, Camille Pissarro, James Rothschild, etc. Take comfortable shoes, take photographs, pay respect to the... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to Pere-Lachaise quite a few times and enjoyed it every single time. You might go there as a tourist or just go to relax and enjoy the calmness and composure of the place. If you want to get flowers, you might enter from the southern gate (take metro Gambeta); this way you can also get some guide... More

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The huge perimeter walls that surround the cemetery seem to retain an atmosphere that is eerie, calm, and mystifying. It was a very peaceful way to spend a morning before heading into the bustle of Paris. Buying a map is definitely recommended as the sheer size of this place is unfathomable. The map even helped us to find the public... More

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Hamilton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful cemetery, if you do like looking at old tombs and cemeteries you'll enjoy looking through here and could spend hours in there. You can buy maps to see where the stars are buried at the news stands near the cemetery, but there is also maps and signs inside the cemetery. There are bench seats up one of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I could have taken a thousand more photos than I did. Must see as much as your feet will allow. There's nothing not to like here.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I spent 2 hours walking around the cemetery, it was peaceful and calm , something different from the bustling centre of Paris. Was it that exciting or interesting? Not really. I found it a bit hard to navigate as there are literally thousands of gravestones there and we did manage to find the crucial ones (Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Jim... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

One would hardly imagine visiting a cemetery to be on the list of touristy stuff to do when you're in Paris but this is one cemetery which is worth a look. The grave stones are impressive. Some of the few well known people buried here are Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde. They give you a map when you enter but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

One of the places that I love the most in Paris... it might sound weird to review a cemetery, but Père-Lachaise is much more than that! It's a quiet, beautiful, peaceful oasis far from the hustle and bustle of the city centre that is perfect for a lonely walk, a serene reading session and much more. Obviously without forgetting to... More

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