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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
+33 1 55 25 82 10
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Reviewed today

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

Thank Lynn I
Reviewed today

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

Thank PhilandRuth
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Karin V
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank transplanted2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank MargaretQ7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very big and historical cemetery in the east of Paris, certainly worth a visit. Keep a close eye on the route maps and lane names find Morrisons grave. Has its own metro stop (lines 2 and 3).

Thank Murat T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zac our tour guide was excellent, knowledgeable, funny and yet respectful. The 2 hours flew by. One of the highlights of our Paris trip.

Thank Carolynn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Paris this past summer my friends took me to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. We went to visit Jim Morrison's grave but when there I also learned that notables such as Edith Piaf, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, Marcel Marceau among others. It is...More

Thank betty b
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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
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John S
21 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"
4 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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26 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