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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

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Belleville / Pere Lachaise
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Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 55 25 82 10

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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To escape from the buzz!

After a long flight in and a long walk in Montmartre where we were almost victims of pickpockets, we needed to escape the buzz of the city and find a quiet place... We had a... read more

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After a long flight in and a long walk in Montmartre where we were almost victims of pickpockets, we needed to escape the buzz of the city and find a quiet place... We had a lovely walk around the Cimetière, admiring trees, tombs and trying to find famous ones. We were pushed out by the guards around 6PM so it's... More 

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Wandering around this mysterious, beautiful and labyrinthine cemetery is a deeply moving experience, one that can not be forgotten.

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We went to this cemetery in order to find Chopin's gravesite and ended up finding many other interesting things. If you are looking for something more off the beaten path it's definitely something to check out! Ensure to get there early and carve out a decent amount of time because it is quite time consuming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit. Bring your walking shoes, lots of ground to cover. The history hangs in the air. Great to visit in the fall when there's not a lot of tourists around if you can manage it. Get a map online or do some research to find out which celebs you want to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not many tourists make it to Pere Lachaise on a short visit to Paris, yet it is a place with rich history, and a pleasure to visit. A beautiful park, as well as a place of rest for many remarkable souls. Take an afternoon off from visiting tourist attractions to reflect on all those remarkable lives that passed before yours.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Put aside a couple of hours to really see this place. You have Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, and Chopin among others (the map lists the most 'famous' graves). But there is so much history through out, and the grounds are large and peaceful. There is so much to see, it is well worth the time to truly investigate the grounds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful, peaceful respite from hectic Paris. My husband and I pack a lunch and visit this cemetery every time we visit Paris. There are plenty of famous people to see, and by all means seek them out, but some of the most interesting monuments are those of people you have never heard of. The lanes are cobbled and winding... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Instead of going to some of the more popular places that I had already seen before, I decided to visit this cemetery. To be honest, the attraction of Jim Morrison and other famous people buried there piqued my interest. Before you go: don't make the mistake we did. We took the Metro and got off on the Père Lachaise stop.... More 

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One of our best moments in Paris, beautiful and romantic. Some incredibly famous people dotted around.

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This is well worth visiting - but if you're looking for Jim Morrison's grave, forget it - it's tucked away and is a real anti-climax when you finally find it. Just look at the other beautiful graves and monuments - which are sad and beautiful at the same time. Unless you've got a lot of time to go up and... More 

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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.
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