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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  • We always make time to walk through old cemeteries. A visit to Pere-Lachaise is definitely worthwhile. A peaceful enclave in a busy city with some of the most beautiful funeral monuments I have seen.  more »
  • To delve into the past of famous men, unique place, quiet, style of graves and various sculptures. If you like cemeteries it is really worth visiting. Take the plan.
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  • Of course this is the final resting place of many famous people. What I found even more interesting is the detail and variety of the family tombs.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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