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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 764 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

On a cloudy day after a visit to Montmartre and Salvador Dali's house we took line 2 from Barbes Rochechourt towards Pere Lachaise.Barbes Rocheshourt and Line 2 presents a very different side of Paris. Bangladeshi corn sellers on the pavement, African women in multi-coloured kabas and generally looking a little unkempt yet interesting. The cemetery is a short walk from... More

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Middleton, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When the weather is beautiful, this cemetery offers a quiet interesting stroll. Besides the plethora of notables buried, the cemetery is just fascinating, unique creative statuary personalizes the tombs. It has the macabre effect as a New Orleans cemetery but beautiful sculptures and quiet tree- lined lanes make it a great escape from the crowd and noise of the city.... More

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Buckinghamshire
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very large and you do need a map to find your way around. Fascinating place. Didn't realise so many famous people were buried there. Great way to spend a Sunday morning although surprisingly!

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York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Seeing the dedicated, joint graves to victims of concentration camps was very moving and a little unsettling - also very interesting to see the resting place of many famous people. We went early one sunny morning and took time wandering and looking - very peaceful and calming. Not for us, but we did see a couple who had a guide;... More

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Dolores, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It may seem strange, but we never go to Paris without going to Pere-Lachaise. We have been in Summer, Autumn and almost Winter and it is always lovely. It is a beautiful place for a quiet walk and the neighborhood is nice with bars and bistros to buoy your flagging strength. Walk the drive around the inside of the cemetery... More

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

How many places in the world is a cemetery one of the must see things? In Paris it is. Although there is an eery feeling, seeing all the very dense tombs/tombstones is quite "impressive". And if you have a guide, you can find some very famous tombstones there (Wilde, Morrison, Chopin, et al). And it's free! Open during daylight hours... More

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Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Second time I visit this incredible place, to say a prayer on my friends' grave. I love walking in this garden and seeing that people who gave so much to us all is not forgotten.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The old part of the cemetry is very nice. You have the old tombs and graves in the "woods" wich is very nice. The more modern part of the cemetry, where Edith Piaf is, is rather a normal cemetry with nothing special. Very nice to do in the morning.

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St Agnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Well worth a visit to this historic cemetry - all sorts of famous people to find - Oscar Wilde, Moliere, Isadora Duncan, Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison to name a few. Incredibly peaceful and well placed for a great bar across the road to go and have a baguette and beer at after! Allow time though as it is easy to... More

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Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This a place that sounds odd as a "must see" in Paris, but believe me...it is. Its a cemetery that is huge, and has so much famous people burried there. Its strange to see fresh flowers, cd's etc at the grave of Jim Morrison for instance. Its a big cemetary, so you should get a map at the entrance of... More

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