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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
Activities: Walking
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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Paris' Pere LaChaise Gravestone Walking Tour

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Resting in peace...away from the bustle.

I have enjoyed a peaceful walk in Pere LaChaise at least 6 times. Every time, I have increased the amount of time I have spent and it still was not enough at 4 hours. This walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have enjoyed a peaceful walk in Pere LaChaise at least 6 times. Every time, I have increased the amount of time I have spent and it still was not enough at 4 hours. This walk is an absolute MUST...take the time! Jim Morrison's gravesite was my original destination and is still the first I visit, however, there are far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place saturated of time & stories of people's lifes. For those who don't scare to hear the silence & touch eternity. It's like a big museum with monuments and masterpieces instead of simple boring tombs. Perfect example of memory storage. You would better to see it once just to feel the time breathing...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

3 and a half hours later, we were tired, but we did not see the time go…… worth a visit. You will find visits and walks on the internet but also in Pariscope or l'Offciel des Spectacles, a MUST buy if you can manage a bit of French, 0.70 euro in March 2015.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoy touring cemeteries of the world. It's especially a treat when there are so many famous people interred at a location. The architecture of the memorial markers is so diverse and interesting. THIS particular site was fantastic with its cobblestone roadways and carefully manicured landscaping. It's just a shame that the public can't have more respect... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The Pere Lachaise cemetary was very interesting, but without a map on hand, (or better yet, a GPS!), everything was very difficult to find.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely time wondering around this, but it's much larger than you might expect! Make sure you take a map if you want to be sure to have found certain famous graves...we did not succeed...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I found the site by chance looking through some old books and made a visit to see some graves of some of the famous people buried there. Fortunately, I downloaded a map from the website since it was a Saturday when we visited and there was no help available. They don't work at week ends! The site is enormous, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I have to say that I love cemeteries; Pere La Chaise is probably my favorite! I took part in a Viator tour( www.viator.com/pere-lachaise) which was wonderful because we saw the highlights and also learned the history and folklore attached to each monument. This cemetery is like an outdoor museum and the art is incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lots of things to see. Very big. Better to visit with good weather and overall in the morning or midday. They close at 17:00. You will need at least 2:30h to see the tops. And there is much more nice sculptures in anonymous tombs very nice. There is long distances between them. Its a must to have one map. Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited this cemetery yesterday on a lovely sunny day. There are lots of famous graves here and you need to decide what you want to see as it is too big to just wander. We saw Oscar Wilde's grave and the mur de féderés along with lots of remembrance monuments to those who died in the concentration camps. The... More 

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Staying in 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.