Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, Paris

4.4
The largest cemetery in the city, Cemiterio de 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 Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise and all Paris has to offer by arranging your trip with our Paris trip itinerary planner .
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  • this visit can be very nice but it is to do with a guide absolutely otherwise you will have difficulty seeing interesting things
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  • Possibly the only place in Paris where there are acres of ground to wander and very few people to get in your way. An absolute gem to visit so peaceful. Very easy to get lost, either take a picture of...  more »
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  • So quiet and peaceful, also huge! You could spend an entire day here. It’s also in a cool area of Paris where the locals are. Definitely don’t miss this during your trip to Paris.
  • Very calm place, perfect for a quiet walk. You can also find the tombs of some famous people, but it will take you a lot of time to find what you're searching for, so prepare yourself for a couple hours there. All in all, it's a nice and relaxing place, worth visiting if you're around!
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