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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

#32 of 1,085 things to do in Paris
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Belleville / Pere Lachaise
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Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
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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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Interesting "Resting Place"

We visited this huge cemetery on Friday 17 th March with our French friends, it is amazing to see who is buried here & how ornate some of the " graves" are. We did find Edith... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We visited this huge cemetery on Friday 17 th March with our French friends, it is amazing to see who is buried here & how ornate some of the " graves" are. We did find Edith Piaff's grave but only because there were a group there with an English speaking guide. Her original name / non famous name appears first.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really unusual place to visit but very interesting and beautiful. Spent a good few hours walking around. Really peaceful and a nice break from the busy streets of Paris.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely full of the graves of famous people. Make sure you have a map of the locations of the grave sites, which you can pick up in the cemetery office. Even so, it will be hard to track down some of them. Some grave stones are very artistic. Do see the monument to the slaughtered Communards. The cemetery is very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Who wants to go to a cemetery on vacation?? That's what I was asked a lot when seeing my photos, but this place was unlike any other cemetery I've seen. And with residents like Jim Morrison, it was worth the stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the iconic tourist spots in Paris for the lovers of the arts and history. It's absolutely beautiful, with many very intricate 19th funerary monuments and nice vegetation. It's very vast and the paths are sometimes hard to find your way around (it's not always easy to follow the map), so you should set some time aside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A spectacle of death peppered with historical figures, levels of widely varied tombs, a wild dog and many crows. Eerily lovely. Ensure you do not miss the striking Holocaust victims memorial at the top level.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Famous writers, painters and musicians are buried here. Sometimes spooky because of the decay of the older parts, sometimes overwhelming with heavenly beauty. An incredible cemetery filled with monuments of time gone by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having heard about this place from a few friends we decided to pop along following our Eurostar journey with a few hours to kill in the afternoon. We pulled up a free map of the tombs on my phone and spent a few minutes planning a route round all the names we knew. Whilst the map is a bit pants... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived to Paris and we only had a few hours before we continue our trip, so we decided to go to the cemetery because we didn't see it before (we've been in Paris before). We walked there for an hour and we could see the the places where the famous people is buried.

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This is where many famous people are buried: from dancers to composers, politicians to philosophers but most people nowadays come to Père to pay their respect to Jim Morrison and to kiss the tomb of Oscar Wilde. There are some beautiful sculptured monuments and some very quirky ones here, some so beautiful that they are worthy of displays in galleries.... 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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