Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Landmark
The largest cemetery in the city, Pere-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 Pere-Lachaise Cemetery and all Paris has to offer by arranging your trip with our Paris trip itinerary planner.
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  • You would not normally think of a cemetery as a tourist attraction, but Pere-Lachaise Cemetery is just that! It is such an unusual place to visit and we did not expect to like it, but we enjoyed the.....  more »
  • What a place to visit. It has a real atmosphere. Real gothic place creepy but so interesting. You can stroll along and check out all the famous and not so famous people who are resting there. Little.....  more »
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  • Impressive To visit the graveyard it is like to visit a museum. Some very old Graves, and one of the most visited graves from Jim Morrison Also Oscar Wild and Edith Piaf you will find here. Good thing to do
  • This cemetery is a very special place where artists of all forms are burried. It is a nice and quiet park where one can walk about and reflect on the works of the greats living there. You can purchase a map of the cemetery and walk along the resting site of some of most revered writers, musicians, and painters. It is surprisingly calm and does not appear to be inundated by tourists.

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