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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
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16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Belleville / Père Lachaise
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+33 1 55 25 82 10
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pere lachaise is a stunning place to visit whilst in Paris. Very poignant seeing the beautiful tombs and gravestones and being stood 6ft above some iconic people such as Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde. Absolutely huge cemetery, can easily spend 6-7 hours here exploring and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kel8882000
Reviewed 4 days ago

A peaceful oasis in a busy city. We walked through a large portion and found it full of large, interesting monuments and pretty graves, some with large plots, others tiny. It was well organized and graves of famous people were easy to locate. Sections were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pixie495
Reviewed 5 days ago

I must admit I originally went just to see Jim Morrison's grave, however I'm so glad that we had a good walk around and saw so many beautiful crypts. It is a very large graveyard and thankfully there is a map at the entrance -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janiekernow
Reviewed 1 week ago

When my dad told me that he wanted me to visit Pere Lachaise while in Paris, I was a little leery about wandering around a cemetery. However, it was actually really cool. There are some really cool looking tombs there and you can also see...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank haleybelle42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am in love with this stunning cemetery. I have been there on multiple occasions and there always something I have not noticed before. My friend and I spent 3 hours there during this visit. I showed her Jim Morrisons and Oscar Wildes graves.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JenBlack85
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison and… I didn’t actually know anyone else… are buried. Some of Europe’s most famous writers, poets and philosophers are here, I’m just not really up on that side of French culture. Whether you know them or not, the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank VickyFlipFlop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, so you need to be a bit weird like me and love cemeteries to be as excited as I was with my visit to Pere-Lachaise... but this has been the highlight of my trip. We arrived very late afternoon and the sun was starting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dazman_family
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cemetery is so beautiful and old. It is a great place to walk around. It was sad to see how dirty and vandalized Jim Morrison's grave is.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelingCanadiansX2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a very enjoyable morning here. Found most of the graves we were looking for. Walked past Sarah Bernhard half a dozen times before we were told she was hiding behind a large hedge. Couldn't find Marcel Marcel Marceau at all. A word of warning,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BaldyThorntonHeath
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolutely stunning resting place beyond compare and it's almost overwhelming to think how many people sleep beneath the walkways. Really fascinating collection of human histories. I will say, however, that I had an odd experience with a self appointed tour guide. Rafael...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Belleville / Pere Lachaise
At the eastern edge of Paris lies Belleville / Père
Lachaise, an understated wonderland of local
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by a funky underground scene. Façades change from one
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D9447PXjohns
22 May 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
5 November 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
27 September 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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