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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 750 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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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent four hours in this massive cemetery and it felt like a half hour. Supposedly the most visited cemetery in the world because of its lengthy list of famous people, it somehow feels tranquil and unvisited. Before you go, get a map for a couple of euros that tells you where to find the great and... More

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Mortsel, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We can recommend a guided tour with Thierry le Roi, see : http://www.necro-romantiques.com/ . You learn more, see more ... The tour lasts three and a half hour, but every minute is interesting!

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

When you enter you can get a map so you can find famous people you would like to pay your respects to. It's a beautiful surrounding you will enjoy while visiting graves from for instance Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Chopin, marcel Proust, Maria Callas, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret and Sarah Bernardt. And ofcourse many others with beautiful gravesides. It's absolutely... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I have been here twice, each time for hours and still have not seen everything in the winding pathways of this cobblestone cemetery. The memorials to the holocaust are heart wrenching especially if you have had relatives who have lived it. Look for Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Balzac, Edith Pilaf, Eva Peron, WW1 memorials, and holocaust memorials just to... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Most people I know talk about the cemetery being where Jim Morrison is buried but it is so much more. It is over 100 acres and home to over 1mm people including very famous artists and statesmen. It's amazing to see thousands of beautiful crypts and statuary from all religions and cultures. Really worth your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After visiting the monumental cimitery in Milan I thought no other would have surprised me the more. however here there are some so famous genius a single visit can't be enough. I am no religious person, but I was shocked to see how unrespectful fans have been with Morrison's grave. he now sleeps in peace in a very modest corner.... More

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Merseyside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After being to paris a few times, this was my first visit to Pere Lachaise and i wished i would of chose this as my first sight to see. I allocated the whole afternoon to wander around, had a coffee outside at a cute cafe for a caffiene boost and to use the loo. I was overwhelmed by the atmosphere... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took a walk up to the Pere Lachaise Cemetery on my recent stay in Paris. It was an interesting place to visit and I could not get over the size of the place! I spent around 3 hours walking along the paths of the cemetery and probably only covered a quarter of it and took a while to find... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I love this place!!! I have been here twice already and find it absolutely fascinating. It is a huge cemetery and apart from the many celebrities that have found their final resting place here, it is a beautiful spot. The tombs and crypts are pieces of art, many of them literally so as they have been crafted by famous artists.... More

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

Very interesting though kids will have a limited attention span here - dropped by to say hi to Jim, wandered around - amazing place

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