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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 735 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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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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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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Spending an hour or two wandering through Pere Lachaise should definitely be on your list of things to do in Paris! It is so beautiful and peaceful; a great change of pace if you have been exploring the busy parts of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

On the day we went it was raining a little, which we thought added a little atmosphere. On a nice, sunny day though it would be a fantastic walk! It's very close to at least two metro stations and there's a few nice cafés and a McDonald's near by. The cemetery itself is filled with lots of beautiful graves and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This place is huge! It feels and looks like a movie set. Be sure to get a map before hand and plan out where you are going. Lots of interesting artwork and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Firstly I would like to thank a previous reviewer who advised getting the metro (Gambetta) to the top end walking down and leaving on the Pere Lachaise Metro this saved walking up the hill , which is what we did. If you just want to wander you dont really need a map but if you are looking for certain people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took the 69 Bus through Paris to get to the cemetary. It was a little confusing at first until we got our NSEW directions right. The history of this place was amazing. We enjoyed veiwing the famous, and not so famous, residents of this huge park. Among the famous were Chopin, Moliere, Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Gertrude Stein, Oscar... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very beautiful and peaceful place. We went in shoulder season on a misty day and so there were few others in the cemetery. Of course, everyone wants to see Jim Morrison (if that's on your list you may want to go soon because his lease is coming up and may not be renewed due to the traffic, grafitti etc.). I... More

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