Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise), Paris

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The largest cemetery in the city, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise) 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 Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise) and all Paris has to offer by arranging your trip with our Paris trip itinerary planner .
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  • Usually you want to want to pay a visit to the cemetery but if you still have a bit of time in my opinion this to Père Lachaise is definitely worth seeing. Not only for innumerable tombs of famous people but that's a big cemetery. Definitely should improve the Organisation because since it's so great if there was a decent map ((because what they give you at the entrance is anything but decent) by where they are buried artists would be ideal, at least one knows where he goes to see where's Jim Morrison!
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  • An amazing adventure awaits you when you enter Pere-lachaise! Oscar Wilds grave is an crazy as you’d expect it to be. Jim Morrison’s grave is somewhat normal. Don’t get caught in this place after the ...  more »
  • Although it was a cloudy and cool Thursday, were many tourists, map digital or on paper in hand, with all due respect, we apresurábamos to find the greatest number of tombs of personalities and admire funerary art. Molière, Delacroix, Isabela Duncan, Pissarro, Maria coves... are any of these figures, but I would stress above all the memorials associated with the nazi Holocaust and the Spaniards killed by freedom.
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  • It is not often that one visits a cemetery while "being a tourist"!! Pere-Lachaise cemetery was started 214 years ago, and to gain entry, one must have either died or lived in Paris. While living or dying in Paris is essential for entry, it only gets one on the very long "waiting list". This is Paris' largest cemetery and covers about 110 acres, or about 4.7 million square feet. Many people [take the Metro number 3 line] come to see a bit of history and have a pleasant, informative walk. I hope that this review has been helpful!!
  • A must see in Paris ! , Don't hesitate to put it in your top 10 when you visit Paris. You can visit the graves of many many famous people from Balzac to Oscar Wilde and etc. Very good metro access at both North and south side of the cemetery. It is like a museum with the style of British gardens. The entrance is free and toilets are available. If you search for someone especial, try to find the grave address before going to the cemetery as the provided map is not complete.
  • Definitely worth visiting! We have been there only once and will definitely go back to discover more of this magnificent and peaceful place. There are so many famous people buried there, from Yves Montand, Paul Eluard, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, to Balzac or Sarah Bernhardt. It is a very large place and I would recommend to do it in several space. We were there on a sunny day, which made the stained glass of some the tomb come out with magnificent colours. A personal favourite is the cremation area.
  • I was apprehensive about visiting this place after the massive drama that happened with Black Friday and being goth myself didn't want to cause any trouble. I had to visit disguised as a normal person. But I am a huge fan of The Doors so I had to see it at some point. Absolutely stunning in November. The leaves were still falling off the tress and there was a sea of golden foliage everywhere. A few steep stairs to climb but worth it for the crumbling tombs and moss covered statues. One of my favorite places to visit in Paris. And it's HUGE. You could spend all day there trying to navigate it.
  • Massive and beautiful cemetery with graves of some very famous people including Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde. The cemetery is pretty big and very well maintained. Would definitely reccommend it for a visit.
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