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Not sure what can be added to what other reviewers have said, but only to say we went specifically to see the graves of Charlie Chaplin, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. However, the range of old, old tombs is incredible, all the way...More
This is a visit for a fine day. Wear flat shoes and don’t go encumbered with trolley suitcases or heavy bags, most of the roads and pathways are cobbled and some narrow and/or steep with steps and railings to some of the more precarious sections....More
Having been to several cemeteries in Paris we should have learnt not to rush. The purpose of our visit was to see Jim Morrison's grave and as is the case with all the cemeteries we'd visited there are excellent maps pointing out graves of special...More
Expect quite a bit of walking with some ups and downs.
The information office is just after you enter Porte de Repos. Get a free map here. Toilets also at the back of the building.
I used Rick Steves free audio guide although it does...More
We didn't get a map and didn't bother with the whole Jim Morrison theatrics...just wandered around, took our time, and found SO many amazing graves...a great showplace of art and love to the dearly departed. If you need a break from being on the go,...More
Wonderful and respectful resting place for creative minds. Carefully wander from Jim Morrison's grave to Oscar Wilde's along the cobblestone paths and explore the vast diversity of burial spaces. Something special
We found it to be rundown with little or no signage and poor maps. Very difficult to find your way to specific graves. It compares poorly to similar famous cemeteries in other world capitals. (Moscow, Lisbon, Zagreb, Copenhagen). Also if mobility is an issue, you...More
Spent awhile in the cemetery. Obviously visited Jim Morison’s grave. It’s small and protected with Gates around it.
But the rest of the cemetery is very pretty. It’s very big and there’s a mixture of newer graves but mostly very old ones. There are plenty...More
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.