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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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Merci, Patrice Brunet, for the fascinating stories!

From Antoine Augustin Parmentier (where potatoes are still left on his grave) to the well-rubbed, lifelike statue of journalist Victor Noir killed by a relative of Napoleon, to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

From Antoine Augustin Parmentier (where potatoes are still left on his grave) to the well-rubbed, lifelike statue of journalist Victor Noir killed by a relative of Napoleon, to Edith Piaf, Chopin, Gertrude Stein, Oscar Wilde, Heloise and Abelard, Holocaust memorials -- there are apparently a million great tales in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery, and guide Patrice Brunet spins them all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This was across the other side of the city but we ventured there and weren't disappointed to see where Jim Morrison and other famous people were laid to rest. Massive cemetery requiring a map upon entering. Found a great market outside too selling discount everything including rare vinyl..! 2011

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our walk in Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. I went to visit Oscar Wilde's place of rest and delighted we did, while there we visited Jim Morrison's grave also. Some of the graves were incredible. very cool experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The most interesting cemetery I've visited. the crypts are jammed together at it is confusing to get around if you don't have a map. I printed one from the internet and didn't have much trouble finding the tombs we were looking for. The tombs most often visited are fairly easy to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

When I arrived in Paris the first attraction I visited was Pere-Lachaise. Being an avid Doors fan,I have always wanted to visit the final resting place of Jim Morrison. Not only Jim Morrison - Chopin, Balzac, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde , David ,Delecroix and many more famous people are interred here. When you enter Pere-Lachaise, you will find a comprehensive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

we went to witness the father of homeopathy dr hahnemann to pay tribute to the legend, well maintained, also visited jim morrison cemetary

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

What an interesting place to visit! We were in Paris mid winter but the day we visited one of Paris's more famous cemeteries , had perfect blue skies so when we walked around the cemetery paths interesting shadows were cast making this an atmospheric outing. We easily caught the metro here- there are 2 metro stops nearby. When we arrived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We did a 10-euro tour with Thierry Le Roi of Les Necro-Romantiques (you can go in free if you want, but you won't learn nearly as much). It was fascinating, informative and with plenty of humour thrown in. Thoroughly recommended if you understand French and have the stamina for a three-hour tour. Merci Thierry!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Few Indians know it, but this is where JRD Tata, the father of Indian aviation is buried. Many other personalities too, mostly French obviously, are buried there too, including Jim Morrison (the Doors). Each year, hundreds of people gather there on his death anniversary with candels...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

A little hilly to walk around but worth the visit. Make sure you purchase a map from a local florist around the area before going as they are not available at the cemetery. Visit Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde among others. Worth the train trip to see a piece of history in a beautiful and peaceful place.

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Staying in Belleville / Pere Lachaise

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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.