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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 #35 of 691 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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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

What a great way to spend some time in Paris. We had so much fun searching for all the famous graves. It was fairly quiet, and the day we were there it was rainy and overcast which added to the atmosphere. There is a map available online, do not spend the money to buy one.

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Lutry, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

You would not imagine such a place in the city of Paris – it is a world of its own. From simple tombstones to mausoleums to pyramids, houses and castles, statues and monuments and more you will find almost everything – you have the feeling that there is no single centimeter in this cemetery that is not occupied, but if... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We visited Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise on a lovely Spring afternoon. This is a little city all by itself. Most of the families interred have their own little mausoleums. They look like little houses. We joined the crowd and visited Jim Morrison's grave and also Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde's memorial has been protected with a sheet of Perspex. Above this can... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

As I often mentione in my comments, there are several writers and artists whose work I adore. Goerges Melies is one of them and he also was the reason why I was so eager to go and see his grave in Pere-Lachaise. Honestly speaking, the Cemetery is too huge to easily find the person you wish to express your admiration... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a great way to spend half a day in Paris. We had so much fun searching for all the famous people we wanted to visit and traded tips with other visitors. On a weekday morning it was fairly quiet and though its fun to look for the famous people, many of the tombs are beautiful… its a peaceful... More

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