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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 55 25 82 10
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Paris' Pere LaChaise Gravestone Walking Tour
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Ranked #37 of 629 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries...
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Type: Cemeteries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.
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Mount Gambier, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Although this is a Cemetery, it still is one of the places to visit in Paris. Despite the fact that it is a place for the deceased to rest, there are some totally awesome memorials to the people resting here. To get there, just get on good old Bus 69. More about the bus later. If you cant get close... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit, despite the fact that is a cemitery. However, the "mood" in there is very light. There are a lot (really, a lot! It's really big) of interesting graves to see, with beautiful sculptures and some celebrities and it even has guided tours. You can visit it for free but make sure to watch the map... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I've been here a few times and still love it, possibly more so in winter as it's more tranquil and a little bleakness suits it and adds to the drama. The tombs are beautiful and moving. See Jim Morrisons grave and Chopins amongst many others but mainly just wander and get lost in it all and look for the cemetery... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Ticked off my bucket list back in October 2008. Had to visit the Lizard King and all the songs of my youth. Pleasantly surprised at how beautifull and peacefull the cemetary was. Don't forget to bring some Scotch to share a drink with him.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Years ago, the Père-Lachaise was most famous for the grave of Jim Morrisson. But Père-Lachaise is so much more than that. It is huge and is a very emotional place. Don't miss this alternative Parisian sight for an interesting view and a time of reflection

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Not the usual attraction types, but still a great visit and lovely views and a great tribute to the famous personalities in history.

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Rivarennes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Crammed into a fairly small space on the top of a hill this is a fascinating place to visit. A lot of famous names together with the more modern wealthy! A real exploration of french history. Pick up a map to make the most of your visit.

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Horsham, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

James Morrison, Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde all rest at this beautiful place. It is enormous and many of the headstones are quite old and beautiful. It closes around sunset and you need a fair bit of time to get around it.

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Targoviste, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A lot of graves of a lot of great personalities which had a powerful impact on French and also universal culture, located in a natural scenery. ! Good place to visit if in Paris for a week !

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Mahina, French Polynesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Visited it last year during fall time, and it looked even more beautiful with all the red leaves falling from the trees. The cemetery is huge so you'd better get there early in the morning to have enough time to see all the tumbs you want to, such as Jim Morisson's, Edith Piaf's, Chopin's and many others'. Don't hesitate to... More 

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