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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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I first went to Pere-Lachaise in search of Chopin more than twenty years ago. I have now been back nearly two dozen times. I always find new icons - they are all there waiting... read more

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I mainly went to the cemetery to hunt down Jim Morrisons (The Doors) grave and it was quite a morbid long trudge. Rue Maison (all of the cemetery has roads as it is so huge) is where the grave is supposed to be located and we felt so awful sliding between tombs trying to find it! It... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I first went to Pere-Lachaise in search of Chopin more than twenty years ago. I have now been back nearly two dozen times. I always find new icons - they are all there waiting for the fearless who are in search of their heroes (and there are so many). Don't miss the tomb of Abelard and Heloise.

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Kalamazoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have gone multiple times, is a dream to just wander and explore the history contained in this area. A large rolling hill area so a map helps.

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Harrow, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had heard so much about this cemetary, that we decided to take a look, and was glad we did. It may not be everones idea of something to do, looking around a cemetary, but it is a very interesting place. Some of the tomb stones are a work of art in themselves. The cemetary itself is vast, and can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Normally a cemetery wouldn't be high on a tourist list, but this one is something different. Entering feels like going into a different world, and there are all sorts of interesting and fascinating graves of people belonging to all walks of life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cementery is very atmospheric place, with lots of historic monuments. It's worth of seeing but only if you have few hours free to walk around slowly and feel this specific place. It is good to be here in the morning to avoid crowds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to go if you've been to Paris before and want to see another side of the city. Huge cemetery with endless beautiful tombs that really stay with you. It's so peaceful, highly recommend

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a couple of early morning hours and go visit the grave sites of Jim Morrison, Marcel Marceau, and Moliere, as well as lesser known but equally beloved Parisians. This cemetery is a tree filled, park bench equipped gem of a spot in Paris. But be warned, there are two maps - one at the entrance to the cemetery, and... More 

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Oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all this place is HUGE. Physically large, so plan accordingly. And very confusing, so get a map, a guide, or prepare to wander a long, long, time (or both). Mr. Mojo Risin, Chopin, Abelard and Heloise, Gertrude Stein, Isadora Duncan, Oscar-freakin'-Wilde, Piaf.....it goes on, just like the cemetery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you enter the cemetry you can not beleve your eyes the oldtimer side is full off small graves standing up like a very little house i always wonder how they bereid the people because there is more than one person in a square meter it is going up and down and if you want to see the grave of... 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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