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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

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Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 55 25 82 10
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Description: 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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A Peaceful Walk Through Paris History

Visiting this famous cemetery was on my list of must-sees on this Paris visit. Knowing that the cemetery is quite large and that there are many distinguished people laid to rest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visiting this famous cemetery was on my list of must-sees on this Paris visit. Knowing that the cemetery is quite large and that there are many distinguished people laid to rest here, I knew that I wanted to experience it with a knowledgeable tour guide. I chose City Discovery and couldn't have been more pleased. Alberto was our guide. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A wonderful walk through history. They provide a large map at each entrance to help you find historian, musicians, celebrities buried here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Even if i read about this place before going there i didn't expected to be so surprising and so mesmerizing. Each grave is an work of art and you can see places not touched for over 100 years. You have a map for all the celebrities buried there , but the most impressive constructions are not for celebrities. I MUST... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This cemetery is the largest in Paris with lots of famous tombs to visit. To see the entire place you need a few hours and they do not have a map to look at. Only a few posts near the entrances with a list of the names of the people buried there. It is difficult to find your way around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have visited this cemetary about five times. It's always so interesting and relaxing to walk there, admire beautiful graves and think all those stories behind those people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The largest cemetery in Paris dating back to 1800's -- from the cobbled stoned streets/walkways to the architecture of the memorials to visiting the famous people's graves and park-like setting, it was wonderful. If you are interested in any of this, you will enjoy a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A really nice place to explore. Its free and theres a lot to see. Just dont go there just to see Morrisons grave, cos its really not worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The famous, rich, beautiful, ugly, poor, good, and evil all face the same end, yet there is jealousy, greed and fight for materials in this world. A walk in Pere-Lachaise Cemetry will make you think. I have never seen an artfully decorated cemetery in the world. Bronzes, marbles, terracottas and stain-glasses depicts the story, grief, belief and hope of dead.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This cemetery has graves of some very well known French and foreign people. Notable people include literary figures (Oscar Wilde, Balzac) and artists (Camille Pissaro, Modigliani). We missed Jim Morrison, but his grave is here too. Another notable person is Claude Bernard (one of the fathers of modern experimental physiology). We arrived at the wrong entrance and so did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A veritable city of the dead in the middle of vibrant Paris. Impressive architecture. Many well known people resting there, e.g. Chopin, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde. Much too large an area to cover in one day, so we will return for another visit.

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Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 55 25 82 10
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Belleville / Pere Lachaise

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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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