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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 #42 of 755 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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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It’s not the most ordinary visit in Paris but it’s one of the most impressive. I went there mainly to see Jim Morrison’s grave and I discovered a lot more; what you see and understand is that art and nature are simply those who can consolate the pain in front of the death and the loss. It really moved me.... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

On a fine sunny morning, I ventured out on the Metro to visit the cemetery via the Gambetta station. (This station was nearer to the monuments I wished to visit - the Pere Lachaise station is at the other side of the cemetery, both stations on Line 3) The cemetery is beautifully laid out with winding paths, tree lined avenues... More

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Niteroi, RJ
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I went to the cemetery in a Sunday morning and it was great! I just would say I should have printed the map from internet, because the administration is not open on Sunday (here we can take the maps). There are payed tours to take to the tumbles of famous people. I was lucky to find a "neighbour"of the cemetery... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely sunny august afternoon spent walking around a cemetery may not be everyone's ideal day but this place is well worth a visit. Yes there are some famous people here and do visit their graves but look beyond these. Visit the holocaust memorials and you will be moved. Look where partisans were assassinated against one of the walls and read... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There's so much to see along the meandering paths at Pere-Lachaise. Once could spend hours here, admiring the mausoleums and tombstones, the views of the city, and the tranquil ambiance.

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Ruse, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Different than other cemeteries I visited, very nice graves. We went there to visit Jim Morrison's one, but then we saw that other famous people are buried there and we spend a lot of time looking for their graves. It was an interesting afternoon.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What a great place to visit. Do not forget your walking shoes. While looking for Morrison's grave we walked in circles for an hour. Even the map was wrong...but we finally found it!

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Brisbane Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Known for Jim Morrison's grave but it's the thousands of other beautiful graves that provide the history and the ambience of this peaceful haven in the middle of Paris. You can sit and contemplate life here amongst some of the world's past great minds.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Remember your first visit to the Louvre? Overwhelming. Vast. Breathtaking. Which way to go first, is it possible to see "all" of it, which treasures are a must? Who could have conceived of such grandness? This was my first impression walking into Pere Lachaise, knowing it was 110 acres or 44 hectares filled with many people of considerable importance in... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a really fascinating place to visit... unlike anything that I have seen before. Pick up a map from the little store across the street to locate the famous people that are buried there.

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