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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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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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Why visit a grave... there are more geneius in that grave then the one living now. The best of writers musicians and if you like any of these two then no need to think

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Why visit a grave... there are more geneius in that grave then the one living now. The best of writers musicians and if you like any of these two then no need to think

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I would have loved more time walking through the Cemetery. I wanted to pull weeds and clean up! Seeing fresh flowers on old graves very inspiring. Beautiful monuments to those loved and lost.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Went to visit the usual "must sees" but was really enthralled by the old graves and huge and beautiful crypts. Lots of walking on steep and uneven ground, wear good walking boots. Certainly worth 2-3 hours of your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't make this a top priority when visiting Paris, but if you're a history or music buff it's worth a couple hours. The cemetery itself is shady and cool, which makes for a pleasant visit. The number of famous literary, musical and historical "residents" is truly amazing: Chopin, Jim Morrison (still, I think he was going to be kicked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This cemetry is very large and it is too difficult to find the grave to visit . There many famous people are buried in the bomb. for example, Balzac, Bizet, Maria Callas, Chopin, Corot, Modigiliani, Moriere, Yves Montant, Simone Signore, Edith Piaf, Proust, Radiget, Marie Laurencin, etc. Tere are silence and dark green trees. To find the bomb, we can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very Old cemetery with lots of famous folks buried there, including Jim Morrison of "The Doors"! Have to see his grave for sure! There is a holocaust memorial there also and not to be missed!! Lots of very old and interesting headstones! You can walk quite a ways to get there or take the subway to save your steps! A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This cemetery is so big, lovely, clean. Near to metro station. So many famous people rest in peace here - Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Honore de Balzac ...etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I would never have thought I'd enjoy visiting a cemetery so much. It was an awesome experience. We were there in April, so it was still a little chilly in the morning and the trees and plants weren't blooming just yet. The fog made it picture perfect, it's an incredibly beautiful place. It was a humbling experience to walk among... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A lovely peaceful place with many many famous characters to visit although the bust of Jim Morrison unfortunately wasn't there. Be sure to go to the holocaust memorial, amazing sculptures ... very moving.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Easy to access by the metro, this cemetery is a great place to pass a few hours. Make sure you buy the map for 2.5 euros as the cemetery is huge. We circled the names of those we wished to visit and then wound our way through the cemetery, often getting distracted by other interesting headstones. Include a visit to... More 

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Address: Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 55 25 82 10
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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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