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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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Death in the Afternoon

Pere Lachaise is a wonderful cemetery. Full of hundreds of unknown Parisians (and French and others), interspersed with graves of the well-known and famous: Jim Morrison (of the... read more

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pere Lachaise is a wonderful cemetery. Full of hundreds of unknown Parisians (and French and others), interspersed with graves of the well-known and famous: Jim Morrison (of the Doors) is one of the most popular, as seen by the fence that had to be erected around the grave; others include Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, Frederic Chopin, Victor Hugo, Abelard and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One must visit the Pere-Lachaise cimetery once. This were very famous people are burried and every day people pay hommage to them. You'll find writers such as Daudet, apollinaire, Balzac and singers as Jim Morrisson (covered with flowers) Edith Piaf, Maria Callas, Gilbert Becaud to name a few,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After many trips to Paris we decided to visit the cemetery. We entered at Gambetta end however they did not have any maps so we had to go to the man entrance to get a map. You really need one or you will wander aimlessly around, even with a map some graves were difficult to locate. This is hilly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love visiting cemeteries and when we found out about this one, we had to go. The top grave on our list was Oscar Wilde's. The cemetery is huge. There are over 300,000 graves so if you have specific graves you want to see, you should definitely buy a map. It was only two and a half Euros. Without it,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

“A visit to Père Lachaise in Paris adds a year to one's life” - J.G. Ballard That is the best way I can convey how amazing Pere Lachaise is. The experience was incredible, and the scenery in this historic cemetery is truly beautiful. Get lost in the cobbled pathways, and try to find the many names which reside there. Two... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had heard of this cemetery many years ago but never visited. It is very extensive and you need to buy a map at the news stand just outside the metro station. It helps locate the more famous plots, but also prevents you getting lost! Dark brooding atmosphere but well worth the visit. We were fascinated by the varied tombs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of memorable people buried in this beautiful cementary. We mapped out a path of who we would like to see, it is very hard to find headstones etc. and we wasted a lot of time. But then ran into this great guide who spoke English and added us to his group-it turned into a fun and faster way to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was blown away by the vandalism. This is almost reminiscent of a toilet than a cemetery. This is this beautiful place with all these people who were part of history and the young French are destroying their heritage. It is depressing. What was humorous and out of place.. The Persian and Chinese tombs done in bright pink marble or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pere-Lachaise Cemetery is a lovely tree lined cemetery to walk around and find graves you wish to see. We found Jimmy Morrison who has a security guard at all times it is open, Oscar Wilde, Jean the Baptise and The Rothschild Crypt. A very well kept cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To wander around this ancient cemetery is always rewarding. There is reward in seeing the graves of artists, actors, singers, poets and painters that you have admired. It is one of the highlights of Paris.

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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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