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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

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Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
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This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries -...

This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.

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When you get to the Rontunda- take middle path and on the right you'll see Mausoleum with 3 wreathes and behind it you'll see his grave.

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Burke, Virginia
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When you get to the Rontunda- take middle path and on the right you'll see Mausoleum with 3 wreathes and behind it you'll see his grave.

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Don't see it as a cemetery-see it as a piece (a large one for sure) of art. The graves are handcrafted and absolutely beautiful. There is a map when you go in that shows you where every grave is-there are a lot of famous people's graves so you might need it. Of course one of the most famous is Jim... More 

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The cemetery was a really interesting place to visit- maybe it's an escape from the crowds, maybe it's the birds singing and flowers and plants everywhere and the feeling of peace and quiet. We did see as many of the famous graves as possible but there was something important that those who are here are visited daily from people all... More 

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If you love to visit cemeteries this one is not to be missed. Locals seemed to love the park space as well as the tourists visiting famous graves.

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Definitely do some research before coming here. This cemetery is RICH with history figures and pop heroes. But there is a darker side to Pere Lachaise, literally... There is a passage of the catacombs of paris that run under this cemetary that opens up to the public on certain days, make sure you contact the tourism office and find out... More 

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The Pare-Lachaise cemetery is a classical institution in Paris and the largest cemetery inside the city. The name is derived from Louis XIV's confessor, a Jesuit priest who lived on the site where today's cemetery chapel is. The site only became a cemetery in the early 1800s. Over the past century or so, this burial ground became "fashionable" as famous... More 

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A visit to Père Lachaise is a good way to spend a sunny morning or afternoon. You can take a leisurely walk there and at the same time admire the nice architecture of some of the graves and soak in the history of Paris. I was too ambitious that I tried to locate too many graves of the famous people.... More 

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Been here a few times, and well worth a visit, apart from all the famous people buried here, the cemetery is quite stunning, especially on a sunny day. Easy to get to via the Metro, with its own station. There is a handy map at the entrance to show you exactly who is buried here and how to find them... More 

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Refer Wiki for more information before you go. The good taste of French architectures is not limited to buildings in the city but can also be found in graveyards. If you do not know any other famous people who has been buried here, come to visit at least Oscar Wide and you will be amazed why his grave is only... More 

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A lovely, if not morbid, day out! Easy to access via Metro and nice to walk around. Would highly recommend.

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Belleville / Pere Lachaise
At the eastern edge of Paris lies Belleville / Père Lachaise, an understated wonderland of local treasures. Alongside the world-famous cemetery, family-owned delicatessens and cafés nestle between local stores and establishments. The richness of the population here has created a little Chinatown of Asian restaurants, and the area comes to life at night by a funky underground scene. Façades change from one street to another as one passes from white walled provincial homes to tall blocks and reconverted homes. The whole area is an inspirational mix of people from all corners of the world frequented by artists, students, immigrants, and Parisian families. Once home to supporters of the Paris commune, its rebellious nature is now offset by its rural charms.
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