"PERE LACHAISE CEMETARY" Père Lachaise Cemetery Tip by hevbell

Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris: 62 reviews and 90 photos

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I'd heard of this cemetary a lot and really wanted to go there. I've been in a lot of cemetaries -and no I'm not a goth - but this one is something special. Not only is it the final resting place of many famous writers (Balzac,Moliere, Wilde), painters (Ernst), composers (Chopin, Bizet) or otherwise famous/notorious figures (Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Isadora Duncan... the list goes on!) but its a mass of beautiful and poignant tombstones and, despite the large number of visitors, a peaceful place for a walk around. If you go and are planning on looking for particular graves I would advise you to try and get a map - which according to my guide book should be available at the gate - as the stones are all bunched together, not set out in neat rows and easy to find!
Location: Boulevard de Ménilmontant
Metro: Pere Lachaise, Philippe Auguste, Gambetta

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  • Updated Nov 7, 2003
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