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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

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Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 55 25 82 10
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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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A interesting walk through time

Our initial interest was to visit the grave site of Jim Morrison but the walk turned into so much more. Stroll among the final resting spots for the likes of Oscar Wilde, Frédéric... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Olympic Sport terminology is not used to be flippant or disrespectful. Good conditioning is essential to follow the walkways, streets, and pathways of this cemetery. It houses the graves of many centuries, occupations, personalities and talents. There is a virtually universal pull to visit Pere-Lachaise. To do so one must be ready to climb hill after hill and search carefully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our initial interest was to visit the grave site of Jim Morrison but the walk turned into so much more. Stroll among the final resting spots for the likes of Oscar Wilde, Frédéric Chopin, Molière, Sarah Bernhardt, Gioacchino Rossini and others. Make sure that you pick up a map before entering (available at most of the stores in the area)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my second visit here nad they have tideid up the graves of Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde considerably. We saw the grave of Edith Piaf and Gertrude Stein. There are also remarkable monuments to Auswitch and othe concentration camps. I would recommend going in at the Avenue Pere Lachaise which is very near the Gambetta stop on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cobblestone path ways and winding walk ways, you will find the most beautiful final resting places of those deceased. You can cover a fair amount if you are time limited. We visited in the afternoon the sunlight was creepy and beautiful. 1702 was the oldest head stone we discovered. If you have the time worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Aside from the stunning beauty of many of the crypts and memorials, there is a great joy in discovering the resting places of some of our most important cultural figures and paying one's respects to them: Piaf, Molière, Eugène Delacroix, Jacques-Louis David, Georges Bizet, Frédéric Chopin, Honoré de Balzac, Marcel Proust, Georges Seurat, Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, Isadora Duncan, Gertrude... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So many figures of importance to so many people - for so many reasons - a powerful place to attend and stand in acknowledgement and reflection. Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf. Obtain a cemetery map online before you visit. For Doors' fans - Jim's apartment is about 30 minutes walk from here, on Rue Beautreillis, in the 4th Arr.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a good metro trip to get there from the area of Place Vendome, but not difficult; If you are interested in burial customs, sarcophagi(sp), and the tombs of famous people you might want to go there; if you want to get away from the bustle of Paris and stroll through some pleasant grounds, perhaps you should go. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was there mainly to pay my respects to Jim Morrison of The Doors. I saw him perform with the great band in Southern California in 1967. This was a kind of closure. What If found was more than just one grave site, but a place that encompasses and honors the history of those who came to love and live... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pere-Lachaise is a ways out, but once you're there it's like visiting a graveyard city. There are famous people buried here but also not so famous ancient graves that are intriguing. Very quiet, peaceful, interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every single grave here was more like a family crypt than a simple grave, they almost look like old stone houses lining the walk; it was beautiful here. This place is huge, and the final resting place of some very well known names, but honestly every single monument here made everyone look like a celebrity. I've never seen anything like... 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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