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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  • I just used to wake up and choose where to go. For this visit, I remembered an Oscar Wilde book I had read with some students. I didn't know much about the cemetery but I went there. The graves are as unique as you'd expect for celebrities but quite nice when you consider how long they'd been around. There's a hall with recent small memorials for other people. It gave me the impression that it's too difficult for the French to reach the age of 80, 50 years seems to be a ripe old age.
  • It is a must see while in Paris! Quite place, very interesting where big names in art,music,politics,architecture were buried. Jim Morrison’s grave is quite easy to find using Google Maps. The Crematorium building and surroundings it’s a must see!
  • Lovely place to relax and take photos. You're not allowed to jog here 'cause it's not technically a park but it has great views and it's great if you're looking for some quiet time to yourself!
  • What an incredible place to visit. Rammed full of history, outstanding architecture, well maintained gardens, and a sprinkling of celebrity... It's hard to believe I'm talking about a cemetery! Walking around in silence and contemplation, simply admiring the beauty of the tombs and monuments that line this huge area, is a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Lots to take in, but please remember to be respectful of your surroundings - funerals do still happen on site.
  • Amazing place!!! Make sure you have a map of the cemetery if you're looking for specific graves. The place is huge and some graves are pretty hard to find like Edith Piaf's one
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