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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

Closes in 28 min: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.
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Closes in 28 min
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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16 rue du Repos | boulevard de Ménilmontant face rue de la Roquette) / Rue des rondeaux (face avenue du Père Lachaise, 75020 Paris, France
Belleville / Pere Lachaise
+33 1 55 25 82 10
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A cemetery dedicated to famous and important people. The likes of Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Camille Pissaro, and Jim Morrison are buried here... A place to reflect on our lives and how are we spending them. I guess the saying " the cemeteries are full...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank alberto927
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved the experience of this cemetery even in the rain. It has an amazing ambience it’s like walking in a forest with all these amazing tombs surrounding you. It is a peaceful area in the middle of one of the world’s busiest cities. I...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a fan of the Doors this was a very surreal experience, it did not take us long to find the grave site, I’ve taken a picture of the “road sign” in front of his grave to assist in finding it. Just look behind the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank ccyrette
Reviewed 6 days ago

I not going to lie i came here for Jim Morrison and did not see much else and i am completely fine with that. The grave is fenced off but you still get a good view of it. There are people continioulsy coming and going...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really incredible landmark. The largest and most visited cemetary in Paris. Several of the more notable and visited graves being Jim Morrison, Frederic Chopin, and Marcel Marceau are the ones we visited. You can literally spend hours walking through the plots.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank shel1027
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have a map ready of the cemetery ready - available online - and you will be amazed by the well known people or the arts, of literature, of history, of science, that have been laid to rest in this historic place. A must see. And...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BackpackingGrannie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to pay my respects to Jim Morrisons grave and visit this historic cemetary, here are some helpful hints: ~ When travelling by Metro- do NOT get off stop Pere Lachaise- get off the following stop Phillippe-Auguste. It is much closer to Jim Morrisons grave...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DemiHale1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked a 2 hour Famous Graves of Paris Walking Tour at Pere Lachaise Cemetery tour through Veltra. I met the guide at the metro station location. This tour was well planned - going from the top of the cemetery to the bottom meant...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went during the start of autumn and it really was beautiful in the sunshine. This is a huge cemetery with many famous people buried within it’s walls. Don’t miss Jim Morrison tucked away, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf and many amazing memorials to the holocaust. It...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DawnPritchard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crypts and pathways are not at app cared for. Windows and doors are falling off, broken and removed. The map provided is not easily followed and the walkways are not maintained. This is a great shame to a wndeful city.

Date of experience: September 2019
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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
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October 10, 2019|
Response from HenryVwarriorking | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I had a backpack & saw some women pushing small trolleys & families with prams for children. You should enter at Pere Lachaise Train Station entrance as there are quite a few steps at Gambetta Station entrance. Take... More
August 29, 2019|
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Response from ScoutJoey | Reviewed this property |
The Holocaust memorials are in the Northeast corner of the cemetery and are well worth the visit. The cemetery is huge and can be a challenge to navigate. I highly recommend downloading the free app of a popular PBS travel... More
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May 21, 2019|
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Response from Lambretta101 | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t see why not. There are no signs regarding animals. It’s a steep climb at points . Enjoy.... going back in June and can’t wait.