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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 #36 of 692 attractions in Paris
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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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Kent, UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was in my top ten of things I wanted to see whilst in Paris, I am a great admirer of Oscar Wilde so really wanted to see his memorial which is at the top of the cemetery, a great piece of modern sculpture and now protected as so many people have tried to leave messages and graffiti on his... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited the cemetery in late spring. It exudes history and is in equal measure quite beautiful, quite sad, and even romantic. Long tree lined avenues, stone stair cases, hidden corners, light and shadow, poets, composers, presidents, botanists, entertainers - they're all here. Magical and not commercialised (apart from tenants having to pay to lease a plot lol) well worth... More

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Tokyo
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Everyone really enjoyed this, bc it's beautiful and a treasure hunt for kids but we wish they'd distributed maps more readily, as it was very hard to find graves, even after trying to memorise the posted maps. But gorgeous walk and no queues! It's big, so bring drinks.

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Surrey
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

visited with the intention of seeing the graves of Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde ... took a while to find but there are maps available to help locate these and other important graves ..I thought the whole cemetary was amazing ... with interesting monuments and memorials ....and well kept throughout ... a good alternative visit against some of the better... More

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Lancashire
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit and a first for my mum who I was travelling with. The door which I had previously entered through was closed (opposite the metro) so we walked along the wall and there is a bigger entrance at the bottom left corner. At this entrance there were no paper maps to carry, unlike I remembered last... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you're into paying homage to some of the world's most famous people, I would definitely add this to your list. It's a very cool, and somber place to visit. The tombs are fascinating and unique. Of course Jim Morrison's grave is worth the trip in itself! Note: the bathroom/toilet facilities are not very nice. Carry hand sanitizer, wet wipes/baby... More

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Arlington, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a beautiful cemetery; plan on spending 1.5 – 2.0 hours here. Keep in mind this is still a working cemetery so you may run into families and mourners during your visit. Before you enter the cemetery, buy a map from one of the florist shops outside the gate, sit down at a café, have a latte and plan... More

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Rennes, France
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Bring a map - this place is HUGE and the only maps available at signs at each of the entrances. Once you've gone beyond the entrance you're on your own! Or you can hover around a tour group and try to follow them (as they are probably going towards the big names), but then you do look a little dodgy.... More

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New Malden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It was like an oasis of calm in a busy big city. It may seem a little macabre going to a cemetery but it was extremely interesting and also free. There are many entrances and little paths which are lined with family vaults and many famous headstones/ memorials. The weather also made it a good visit, in rain there would... More

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was so close to the hotel we went on the first day and it is the most amazing cemetary , lots of tombs and sculptures , had to see Oscar Wilde Tomb which was covered in Lipstick, a most facinating place to go Jim Morrison and Edit Piaf buired there and lots more interesting people well worth a visit... More

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