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Père Lachaise Cemetery

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Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • The world's most visited cemetery
  • Calm, peaceful place

Time required: 120 minutes

Phone: +33 1 40 71 75 60

Web site: http://www.pere-lachaise...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Mid-March - early Nov: 8:30am - 6pm
Mid-Nov - early March: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 2: Philippe Auguste station
  • Metro Line 3: Père Lachaise station

Address: 16, rue du Repos, 75020 Paris

Things you need to know:

  • Père Lachaise Cemetery is the world's most visited cemetery and the largest (50-ha, 109 acres) in the city of Paris
  • It takes its name after the confessor of Louis XIV, Jesuit Father Lachaise, who used to live on the site
  • Napoleon established a cemetery here in 1804 after the city of Paris purchased the area
  • Jim Morrison, the legendary singer of The Doors, is buried here (one of the reason for its popularity)
  • Other famous people who rest here are Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Balzac, Edith Piaf, Colette, Molière and Delacroix
  • More than 300.000 people are buried in the cemetery

What to do there:

  • You will definitely need a map, so print one at home, or take one from the principal entrance of the cemetery (Rue de Repos, "Porte du Répos", Metro station Philippe Auguste - Line 2)
  • Visit the tombs of famous people that you are interested in

Tips & Insights:

  • Guided tours are available by advance telephone reservations. (+33 1 40 71 75 60) Price: 6 € (adult)
  • Try to go on a sunny day
  • Make sure you walk to the cemetery's summit for a great view

 

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