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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 wonderful step into history

I feel bad rating a cemetery but this is a great tourist attraction in Paris. Don't just come here and see Jim Morrison (although thats great). Make sure you see Frédéric Chopin... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I feel bad rating a cemetery but this is a great tourist attraction in Paris. Don't just come here and see Jim Morrison (although thats great). Make sure you see Frédéric Chopin, Oscar Wilde & Honoré de Balzac.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is huge - be prepared to spend several hours. We went in for a quick peak and came out tired and parched (it was hot), but it's a neat place to explore and find all kinds of wonderful, weird things that aren't on any map or in any book. And its not a terrible place to contemplate the... More 

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Larnaca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the cemetery on a Thursday morning. It was a bit rainy, so we didn't enjoy the visit as much. We left a lot that we wanted to see behind. It's kinda weird to visit a cemetery as a tourist attraction, but then again tombs are traditionally popular tourist attractions - the Pyramids in Egypt, Vergina and Amfipoli tombs in... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We first visited Pere-Lachaise at least 15 years ago so we were long over due another visit. The map we bought back then was 10 francs so that will give you some idea of the year. I am just surprised I still had it! It is a very interesting place and if you have a few hours to spare it... More 

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are a person that wants to visit a Cemetery, this is the one to visit. There are 70,000 burial plots and has a charm of it's own. With all the famous people interned, I actually went there for one reason "Jim Morrison" To this day, I can't get Light My Fire out of my head. When in high... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I am not necessarily a cemetery type of tourist I find, I also lived near the Montparnasse cemetery and the cemetery Recoletta (famous in Buenos Aires) and I find it a bit morbid! At least Pere-Lachaise wasn't full of cats!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

As a couple who enjoy walking around graveyards we knew we would enjoy Pere Lachaise but we have never seen anything like this! Wandered round for 3 hours seen loads of amazing different sized and styled grave stones & tombs. We located Jim Morrisons grave (as you do) as well as the cyclist Lauret Fignons plaque on the crematorium wall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have always wanted to visit here. Today we made it. Easy to get to on a bus, that drops you at the gate. At the entrance there is a sign outlining in alphabetical order, where the graves of interest are. We visited James Morrison, Maria Callas, Edith Piaf and Sarah Bernhardt. The grounds were well laid out on the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was worth the subway maneuvering to get to this a bit out of the way site. No admission fee. It's 100 acres of mostly old tombs ( the place is just a little over 200 years old) many of them fantastically extravagant, some crumbling and neglected, a few are quite famous ( Chopin, Oscar Wilde to name a couple).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely and interesting place to visit. Well laid out and last resting place of many famous artists and celebrities with areas of national memorials and thousands of graves and monuments to ordinary and not so ordinary, families and individuals. We spent a good 2 hours and could have been more. So long as you are not just... More 

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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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