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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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Morrison, Chopin, Marceau and more

Ventured here to visit the tomb of Jim Morrison, thankfully we purchased a map just outside the gates with the important spots marked, otherwise we never would have found... read more

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Copley, Ohio

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Copley, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ventured here to visit the tomb of Jim Morrison, thankfully we purchased a map just outside the gates with the important spots marked, otherwise we never would have found anything. Morrison's tomb is located almost hidden behind a tree and jammed between other graves. We also stopped at the graves, of Marcel Marceau, Chopin and Oscar Wilde before leaving out... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've never been to a cemetery like this -- mostly above-ground crypts, a handful of which have open doors! Tip: if you're looking for Jim Morrison's grave, A) pull it up on Google maps so you can find it right away, since it's otherwise hard to find), and B) Lower your expectations. Some clowns stole the bust years ago, so... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buy the map!!!!!! it's only 2 euros and you will be lost without it! We spent an hour looking for Oscar Wilde!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

AS surprising as it might seem, this spot is quite romantic. With all the nature around the tombs, it is nice to just walk around to relax and think about life :p

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a trip to see Jim Morrison & we found so much more.. Worth the trip if you love history.. The scenery is just incredible.. Very peaceful.. Worth getting a tour guide to tell you the stories behind many famous individuals and gravesites..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

En route from Montmartre to Notre Dame, we decided to detour to Pere Lachaise, as my partner wanted to see the grave of Jim Morrison. There's a beautiful garden along the outskirts of the cemetery, which is a pleasant walk, even on such an icy day. Though we didn't do one of the paid tours, the walk through the many... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Come here on Sunday and take a few hours and walk around and enjoy the feeling. It's a very large cemetery and each tomb feels like its own private sanctuary. It can be difficult to find the resting places of famous people unless you have a very good map or guide. Still, it is a wonderful place to walk around... More 

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Deptford, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Easy access at the end of the #69 bus (a tourist attraction on its own as it runs through the center of Paris from the cemetery to the Eiffel Tower). Many memorials to victims of the various Nazi extermination camps can be found near one entrance, a reminder of a history not so long past. The remains of many celebrated... More 

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Falls Church, VA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful old cemetery is the final resting place for many famous people: Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Edith Piaf, Rossini, Maria Callas, Abelard and Heloise, and more. My favorite tomb is for two baloonists, Croce-Spinelli and Sivel, who died in a terrible flight accident. Bronze statues of them lie on top of their joint tombs -- and they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the outstanding sites in Paris because of it's originality and curiousness. You need to spend a good three hours just trying to find the great men and women that are buried here. The monuments themselves are worth the visit. Worth the visit on a beautiful autumn Sunday.

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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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