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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  • Beautiful ballad on this sunny Sunday to fall. The great as the small steeped in history as well. You spend easily several hours to walk between the various graves. It is not always apparent good will. I think taking a guide during your next visit. See if you are passing in Paris
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  • The cemetery is beautiful, with vaults of exceptional beauty. It is easy to navigate, everything is very well said... We can even find famous graves from Google maps! To have even embarrassing, we lose the solemn side and recollection of a cemetery, which it turned into attraction. Not sure I go back...
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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.
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