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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 55 25 82 10
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Paris' Pere LaChaise Gravestone Walking Tour
Ranked #34 of 632 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I went along with 3 others who wanted to view the final resting places of Jim Morrison , Edith Piaf etc. It is a really interesting place and autumn seems like a good time to visit. The graves are so varied, and beautifully designed. I really am glad I went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the famous cemetery, but be warned that there are no maps of famous graves available once you're there - a couple of bars on the road from the Metro to the cemetery do sell maps, so do buy one - we walked round for a good couple of hours and didn't see all the graves we wanted... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We went here because a friend said it was worth a visit. I found it a bit creepy, and there was this weird smell all around the graveyard. Like damp air and rotting leaves (this was in October). Some of the tomb stones are very big and impressive and also very old. We went to see Edith Piafs tomb, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Pere Lachaise is justly Paris's most famous cemetery and although it is popular with visitors, its sheer size means that with the possible exception of around some of the bigger celebrity graves, you can lose the crowds. Maps are positioned near each entrance and as the cemetery is laid out on a grid network it is almost always easy to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We walked through the cemetery on cobble stone lanes and admired the tombs and crypts, purchase a map brochures for 2.50 euros. Famous people final resting place such as Honore de Balzac, Eugene Delacroix, Allan Kardec, George Seurat, Oscar Wilde, Charlie Chaplin, Frederic Chopin, Jim Morrison, Camille Pissarro, James Rothschild, etc. Take comfortable shoes, take photographs, pay respect to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have been to Pere-Lachaise quite a few times and enjoyed it every single time. You might go there as a tourist or just go to relax and enjoy the calmness and composure of the place. If you want to get flowers, you might enter from the southern gate (take metro Gambeta); this way you can also get some guide... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The huge perimeter walls that surround the cemetery seem to retain an atmosphere that is eerie, calm, and mystifying. It was a very peaceful way to spend a morning before heading into the bustle of Paris. Buying a map is definitely recommended as the sheer size of this place is unfathomable. The map even helped us to find the public... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very beautiful cemetery, if you do like looking at old tombs and cemeteries you'll enjoy looking through here and could spend hours in there. You can buy maps to see where the stars are buried at the news stands near the cemetery, but there is also maps and signs inside the cemetery. There are bench seats up one of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I could have taken a thousand more photos than I did. Must see as much as your feet will allow. There's nothing not to like here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I spent 2 hours walking around the cemetery, it was peaceful and calm , something different from the bustling centre of Paris. Was it that exciting or interesting? Not really. I found it a bit hard to navigate as there are literally thousands of gravestones there and we did manage to find the crucial ones (Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Jim... More

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