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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

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This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in Live Like A Local
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16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Belleville / Pere Lachaise
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+33 1 55 25 82 10
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Reviewed yesterday

For all you who like visiting old cemeteries in historic locations, the top of your bucket list should be Père-Lachaise de Paris, a mammoth cemetery in the heart of Paris. There is a metro station right next to one of the entrances, so it is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Visiting this cemetery shortly after arriving in Paris may have been overestimated. This cemetery is huge and you definitely need a map, otherwise you will miss many of the notable graves. I did not have a map, rather relied on a small layout depicted in...More

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great morning here - for the Metro to Pere laChaise in the pop up news stand you can buy a guide pamphlet of famous peoples graves and also fascinating graves to visit. The cost is 2 Euros 50. And then you enter the...More

Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago

You probably ask who comes to Paris and visits a cemetery as a tourist. Well, I'm sure you can read the other review of all the people that are interred here and of course you come to explore but also pay your respects. I came...More

Thank yogaguy829
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit as we had an hour or two to fill before our train to Munich. This seemed to be the idea of quite a few people. There is a map at the entrance which indicates about 100 famous graves, take a picture...More

1  Thank Katy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited Pere Lachaise about 18 years ago and often went back. It is more like a garden than a cemetery - always quiet and shaded - and of course the final resting place for many well known people - writers. artists, composers, musicians,...More

1  Thank Lanaj47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cemetary was different at least from Scandinavia perspective. There are maps which show were the famous people are buried. The area is huge so the distances between the famous tombs are long. Don’t forget the chewing gum and lipstick.

Thank Mika V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You may think this is an outdated review but ...hear me out ..it's not. I went in 94 to see Jim Morrison's grave but 24 years later it's still one of the things I remember best about my trip to Paris. Go, check it out...More

Thank Dmar10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Less people than in other visits. Seems like Pere-Lachaise has fallen a bit out of favor of the tourist crowds, which makes for an even better experience. Always interesting

Thank Santiago M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery is pretty well known but still far enough to the northeast of the city center that it is not as busy as it could be. That is a good thing since it has enough visitors already, but not too many. The cemetery is...More

Thank Johnny F
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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
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John S
May 21, 2018|
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Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
sorry don't know. I got a pdf that was very good , you can print it out if you want a paper copy. search for "plan du cimetiere du pere Lachaise"
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Vermonttravel_123
November 4, 2017|
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Response from DavidG9111 | Reviewed this property |
It's most likely closed On Christmas day, as will be lots of official buildings and musea. Certainly check the website when planning your trip. Enjoy your stay in Paris!
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misterh215
September 26, 2017|
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Response from rhutchings2016 | Reviewed this property |
hey you can go in for free and do your own thing BUT it is HUGE so a guide is a good option and really cheap
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