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If you are visiting Paris this cemetery is a must see.
The cemetery is huge, you need comfortable shoes, water, a snack and an umbrella..needed if sunny, and a good map.
The place is amazing with its range of old tombs and tree lined avenues....More
Make sure you have a map so that you can find the graves of your favorite historic figures. Some of the monuments are enormous, some are artistic. Great views of the city. I appreciate the memorial to those slaughtered during the Commune.
This location is HUGE and no map you will find online will be accurate enough to navigate your way through the whole place in one day. Take the time to highlight specific graves/mausoleums you wish to visit BEFORE you go there and then confirm your...More
Take at least two hours to check-out this massive cemetery with many famous French and foreigners buried here such as Oscar Wilde, Moliere, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Collette, Balzac, Proust, and Seurat. Rick Steve's has a great walking tour of the cemetery you can download which...More
This beautiful and historic cemetery is not to be missed. It's a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the trip. You can find the final resting place for international legends such as Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison, and there are maps stationed around...More
It was cold, wet and windy when we visited, perhaps even adding to the experience.
Before we visited, we had no idea just how vast this cemetery is. We were there to visit one specific tomb but should, with hindsight, have allowed two or three...More
First, choose to visit it on a day with good weather. A rainy or a very cold day will not let you enjoy strolling through it.
Next, definitely download the map of the cemetery (you can do it by scanning a QR-code at its entrance)....More
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.