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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

#32 of 1,089 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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+33 1 55 25 82 10
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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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Paris Père Lachaise Cemetery Private Walking Tour
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Paris 2-Hour Private Guided Tour to Père Lachaise Cemetery

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A Peaceful Afternoon

I love a cemetery and this one did not disappoint. We halfheartedly looked for the graves of the rich & famous, with only a couple of "must see's" and just enjoyed wandering... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love a cemetery and this one did not disappoint. We halfheartedly looked for the graves of the rich & famous, with only a couple of "must see's" and just enjoyed wandering through this pocket of peacefulness. Our only sadness was the lack of respect shown to the graves of Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison - both of which have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were happy to have a guide help us navigate this wonderful, huge cemetery . I don't think we would have been able to locate certain graves that we wanted to see on our own and with a guide we got a lot of historical background and detail. A fascinating place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pere-Lachaise was such an interesting part of our latest trip to Paris. So steeped in culture and art- It's a photographers paradise. So much emotion and love is represented here. We went on an overcast, cool day and there were very few people- this made for a rich, meaningful visit. I highly recommend a visit- I could have stayed for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is really good f you want to see a grave of Edith Piaf. Also the place is interesting. But still it is cemetary so nothing really pleasant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the cemetery on a whirlwind weekend in Paris in January. Cold & gloomy weather was the perfect backdrop for a walk through an amazingly beautiful, peaceful, historical, touching, heartbreaking venue. Though there are the famous graves, like Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, that most visitors want to see, it was the memorials to everyday people that brought me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I felt an amazing calmness walking around this cemetery, it's a beautiful place & extremely fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This tour came as a complete surprise to us due to the fact we had a local come up and introduce himself and walk us through the cemetery while sharing it's history and multitude of significant residents. Jim Morrison? Okay, he was a poet of some sort and I do like some of The Doors music. However, let it be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Pere-Lachaise to see the graves of Edith Piaf, Oscar Wild, Jim Morrison and Chopin to name just a few of the famous people buried there. Even without the famous names this would make a lovely afternoon outside of the inner city. We took some lunch along with us and sat in the sunshine looking over Paris. The cemetery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd never imagined we would visit a cemetery on our romantic trip to Paris. It came as a recommendation and so glad we went. Amazing to see the vast amount of ornate tombs and gravestones. Surprisingly beautiful and romantic. Only in Paris would such a place be romantic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great experience walking through graves of famous artists and musicians. it takes about an hour walk to go around the places, it was a great experience.

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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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