Paris Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Paris, France

Paris Cemeteries

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  • Brendan S
    Arlington, VA2,040 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The main “appeal” of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery is that it is the place where many famous people are buried including Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Modigliani, Chopin, Painters David, Seurat and Caillebotte, motion picture inventor Melies and others. There’s a map to help locate the famous graves, but many are tucked away or behind others and it can be a challenge (Morrison’s would be impossible to find but for the crowd around it). The cemetery itself is beautiful with vault-style tombs similar to those I’d seen in New Orleans, winding paths and tree-lined walkways. I wanted to come here just to see Jim Morrison’s grave, but it’s a lot more than that.
    Written May 29, 2024
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  • Joyman L
    Perth, Australia1,730 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located not too far from central Paris, we bought our tickets seven days prior when they become available online. We arrived for our timed entry queue 20min prior and was allowed to enter ticketing and security very promptly. Toilet facilities are available after ticketing prior to security and it was recommended as there are no toilet facilities down in the catacombs. Straight after security screening, we were handed our audio-guides and the tour begins with the descent down into the catacombs. It was a metal winding-stairwell 130 steps all the way down. There are no stops along the stairwell until the very bottom however it is wide enough to allow faster people to pass. There were several relatively level corridors before reaching the catacombs. The halls and corridors of the catacombs does stretch into the darkness where they are fenced off. The path winds through several notable structures before finally terminating at the underground mini-hall which was once used as a concert get-together.

    From here the only way is up via similar metal stairwells all the way to the surface. The gift shop, another block of toilet facilities and a very welcomed sitting bench welcomes you at the top of the stairwell. There are no lifts so ensure you are physically capable to take on the ascend and descend prior to visiting the catacombs. It is a recommended visit to see another side of Paris, but definitely keep an eye on the ticket availability as they do sell out quickly and no tickets are sold on the premise. Probably not recommended for strollers or wheelchairs.
    Written April 27, 2024
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  • Lenny H
    Auckland, New Zealand776 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much history. Very different from other cemeteries. So worth a visit. The main entrance wasn’t open, but follow the signs to the other side. Ignore the mess around the entrance.
    Written February 14, 2024
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  • R. K. V.
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,510 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful cemetery with an incredible list of well known figures- including many prominent latin american writers, political figures, etc. Beautiful grounds. Worth a visit
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • PJV1426
    Cincinnati, OH423 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful quiet spot of so much touching history. Recommend reading Chateau LaFayette and getting yo know Adrienne, LaFayette’s wife.
    Written October 2, 2021
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  • MidwestKathM
    Detroit, MI975 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In past visits to Paris, we've visited Pere Lachaise, Montmartre, and Montparnasse cemeteries. It was time to visit Passy! We walked in from the Passy metro stop, so missed the entrance to this great walled cemetery. Found it is quite a walk all the way around the place and through the neighboring streets! Despite having a map, we still were unable to find all the notable graves we hoped to visit. Happy to pay our respects to Edouard Manet and wife Suzanne and his brother Eugene Manet and wife Berthe Morisot. We also stopped by the grave of Claude Debussy and the Givenchy Family plot. Unfortunately somehow missed the Renault mausoleum in the designated section. And couldn't get to the Guerlain plot due to construction in that part of the cemetery. Usually I really enjoy walking through a cemetery, but on this day in Passy, I was disappointed seeing so many neglected mausoleums, many with open doors, covered in moss and detritus. It was more than depressing! Still there were highlights! Aviation pioneer Dieudonne Costes. The colorful mosaic for Tarul Narimbekov. An interesting mausoleum resembling a building, maybe a library. And a view of the Eiffel Tower!
    Written October 21, 2022
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  • Sole2012
    Boston, MA64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    And smell the roses,so many of them planted in the ground ,and olives and almond trees and herbs,really nice
    Written June 27, 2013
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  • James S
    London, UK27 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is a bridge that goes right over the cemetery which is really cool, but the cemetery does look like the most creepy one I have seen visit at your peril! HAHAHA
    Written August 11, 2013
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