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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)
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Paris 2-Hour Small Group Tour of Pere Lachaise...
Ranked #83 of 1,620 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Over the past twenty years every time I have been to Paris I always take a trip to Pere Lachaise. Its a good idea to be prepared for this trip by wearing decent shoes or boots, taking plenty of water and a decent map of the cemetery as its massive!!.The best time to go to really appreciate it is off season during the week, that way there wont be masses of people around Morrison or Oscar Wildes gravesite as these are two of the most popular.
Two things which are a big no no whilst here are: having a picnic in the grounds(this is still a working cemetery remember) and no littering or graffiti. I can remember not long after the Morrison gravesite was cleaned up and a new headstone erected by his parents, so called fans continued to desecrate the grave until barriers were put up.
Its an amazing, beautiful and atmospheric place, but remember and respect the residents and the relations of those that visit it.

Thank Corinna G
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"maria callas"
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"final resting place"
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"interesting place"
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"this place is huge"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I am not a fan of cruising cementerys but this one Is one of the most important in Europe. So many important people from Chopin to Jim Morisson. Check the map.

Thank Vlado Z
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The cemetery is big and there are lots of paths but it´s relatively easy to find what you´re looking for with a map. Wear good shoes! I visited Oscar Wilde´s and Jim Morrisons´s graves but there are lots of other famous people buried there. The old graves are very pretty and so are the trees and other greenery.

Thank KMKstar
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

if you want to see something special, be sure to have a map and go straight there, because its quite big and easy to get lost. But it's a nice walk, in spring or summer.

Thank LaraW25
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This cemetary is huge so make sure you take a lot of time if you want to see it all. I haven't seen such a place before..so we walk through it (about 2 hours) and we still didn't have enough.

Thank Tina Š
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