"Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise" Pere Lachaise Cemetery - Cimetière du Père Lachaise Tip by Jeca011

  Main entrance
by Jeca011

One of the most famous cemeteries in the world. It is located in the eastern arrondissement (civil district) 20. The property was bought by the city in 1804 and laid out by Brongniart, and later extended. At the time the cemetery opened, it was seen as too far from the city and attracted very few interments. As such, the administrators devised a marketing strategy and with great fanfare, organized the transfer of the remains of La Fontaine and Moliere, in 1804. This strategy resulted in a great many people clamoring to be buried with such famous citizens. At the entrance pick up maps for easier way of locating famous graves.

Address: Boulevard de Menilmontant - main entrance
Directions: Metro line 2 : Pere Lachaise, Philippe Auguste
Phone: +33 1 55 25 82 10
Website: http://www.pere-lachaise.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 28, 2004
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