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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
33 1 55 25 82 10
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Ranked #44 of 768 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Cemeteries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking
Description: This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

If you want to maximise your time available and get to the crux of your preferred sites, as well as those which experts might bring to your attention, book a guided tour of the cemetery. It's well worth the time and cost (very reasonable). Alberto was informative, fun and full of useful information, and his English (and French and Italian)... More

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

As a confirmed taphophile, creeping around cemeteries armed with a camera is something I actually enjoy. Pere Lachaise is therefore, an absolute joy. Expansive, evocative, mysterious with pathways and avenues that definitely require further exploration. There are a number of specially designated areas within the cemetery, there is for example a Jewish section and bizarrely as far removed from that... More

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Croydon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

You really must visit if you enjoy The Doors. No need for a map. Just look for the crowd gathered around. Many other graves to be seen. Moving

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We spent an afternoon exploring the graves of this beautiful cemetery. This is the second time I have been here and it was just as good if not better. We started at the end closest to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery and visited Jimmy Morrison, Frederic Chopin, Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde. The walk between these graves gave us a chance to explore... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I visited twice on this trip--morning. For a photographer, this terraced cemetery is perfect place to spend time. The trees create great light and shadow. Lots of fun. Would love to come back in the rain or snow. And its free. If you go, download the cemetery map to your iPad or other device so that you can find the... More

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Lihue, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This cemetery is rife with the famous deceased. The family monuments are extraordinary works. The entire experience was so NOT Paris...truly "otherworldly" and a great hike as well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

So many graves to visit and great walks among mausoleums and monuments. The grand avenues of the wealthy of early 19th century Paris are lower down near the entrance by the Metro. Further up are communards, Wilde, Piaf and the memorials to the Shoah and other nazi victims. Worth getting a written guide and map if you really want to... More

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ontario, canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

This massive cemetery is as beautiful as it is historically significant. It really is massive, and you need a map if you are looking for individuals such as Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, or Sandra Berhardt. There are many famous people there, but I found the abandoned and obscure graves the most compelling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Going to a graveyard wasn't one of the things I had on my to-do list when I was planning my trip to Paris so I was completely surprised when it ended up being my favorite attraction in Paris. Most people from the US go to see Jim Morrison's grave, which really isn't too spectacular in comparison to all the amazing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely got more than I bargained for here. It is hard to believe that a graveyard could hold so much attraction but it's hard not to marvel about the sheer scale of the place. Many famous people buried here. Frederic Chopin, Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison (The Doors) to name but a few. One million souls and a few more million... More

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