Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

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The largest cemetery in the city, Père Lachaise Cemetery contains the graves of many famous French people buried over the past 200 years. The grave sites range from simple, unadorned headstones to towering monuments, and even elaborate mini chapels dedicated to the memory of well-known people or families. Many tombs are about the size and shape of a telephone booth, with just enough space to step inside, kneel to say a prayer, and leave some flowers. Over 1 million bodies are buried here, but you can download a listing with a map that shows the grave locations for the most prominent figures. At the secret ossuary behind the Aux Morts statue, see the bones of almost 2 million Parisians from all over the city, similar to the skull and bone ossuary from the famous Paris catacombs. See Père Lachaise Cemetery and all Paris has to offer by arranging your trip with our Paris trip itinerary planner .
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  • October 5, 2017
    A great day walking and searching for beautiful graves of famous people, or unknown people, in nature!  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Incredible history and amazing insights into the past. Just remember to check the time they close and keep an ear out for their whistle which means "GET OUT NOW". Took some amazing photos but wish we ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    The place is special because the people buried such as Molière for example or other still. A beautiful cobbled alleys lined with magnificent trees. You get lost gladly.
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  • September 7, 2017
    The cemetary is huge and absolutely gorgeous. We came here to visit Jim Morrison´s grave. It was not as hard to find as we thought it would be as we met a lot of people coming from the direction of the grave. It is very popular. It was beautiful to see so many people visiting this legend. Definitely worth a visit.
  • August 6, 2017
    Every time I come to Paris, I visit this very beautiful place. the last time I came, I took a guide tour. It wasn't very expensive (as I remember maybe 20 euros), but the guide was so informative, so knowledgeable of the history, (pardon the pun), he made the place come alive. Its a beautiful, peaceful, historic and thought provoking place. There is certainly more to see than just Jim Morrison.
  • August 26, 2017
    Very atmospheric cemetery, although there are lots of people around it is always quiet. So much more to see than just Jim Morrison. Do be aware that it is still a working cemetery, and there may be a funeral happening while you visit, so please be respectful.
  • August 25, 2017
    It's a beautiful place and some of the graves are on Google maps (Not Oscar Wilde though). Unfortunately people keep trashing Jim Morrison's grave. It was beautiful and simple 20 years ago but now people have been chipping stones off it to take home and it's covered in graffiti. The other graves however are still beautiful.
  • September 29, 2017
    Many famous people buried here. The name itself is all over classical French literature. One of the must see places in my opinion.

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