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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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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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Walking back to the past

It quite cold visiting in early february, but it match with the feeling of walking in the cemetery. I went there on Tuesday and it's not crowded. I went there to visit Chopin... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely worth taking 1-2 hours to visit. Very old cemetery with lots of history. A no brainer for any Jim Morrison fans. Make sure you get a map or look at a map when first entering, can easily get lost. Metro recommended as parking around is very difficult due to the busy streets.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It quite cold visiting in early february, but it match with the feeling of walking in the cemetery. I went there on Tuesday and it's not crowded. I went there to visit Chopin grave, it took quite a time to find each grave with out a map, so! please bring the map of cemetery with you because the area is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A quiet green maze of ups and downs and twists through trees, tombs, and family mausoleums. Commune with the spirits of Proust, Piaf, Chopin, Molière, Balzac, Callas, and so many more French and international giants.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited this place in Winter, on a chilly day - but realized that its a wonderful place for solo or couple or elderly travelers. Would recommend to visit during the day time and be prepared for some walking. Also it takes a more sober look at the city of fashion and romance. Some of the tombs are really good looking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cemetery on a Saturday in January, there were still plenty of people in the cemetery. I would advise anyone who visits to buy a comprehensive map as it is quite difficult at times to find what you are looking for. It is however well worth a visit and I will buy myself a better map for my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lettered, influential, and famous are all here. While Jim Morrison is perhaps the most visited site, running across Bizet, Apollonaire, Gertrude Stein, and Oscar Wilde greatly impresses. Go when it's not raining and you'll be happier if you don't have to find a rest room though they are available in a couple of corners of the cemetery. It may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 3rd trip to Paris finally brought me to this cemetery and it was an encounter beyond what I had imagined. The pictures I took while we walked through (about 2-1/2 hours) are some of my favorite vacation photos from my trip, especially when played with the Apple classical slideshow. Poignant. The sepulchers and tombs range from beautifully kept to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cemetery is beautiful with ancient and famous peoples graves. It is worth a look if you are interested in a particular person buried there or its your kind of thing. But if its between this and another attraction skip it. Do if close by but otherwise don't worry too much The grounds are beautiful and like everyone else you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A most interesting cemetery, famous burial sites for many, some are beautifully decorated with fresh and paper flowers. Strolling along you visit with others seeing the same burial grounds and stop to visit. Cold winter morning made for a quick strolls, taking Bus 69 you will enjoy seeing the various sights of Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrities are everywhere, from Moliere till Edith Piaf. It is a huge part of French history and European history. Moreover, it is a very nice and quite place with shady trees, beautiful monuments and a lot of birds` singing. A good place to gain some knowledge and to rest from busy streets.

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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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