The largest cemetery in the city, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery 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 Pere-Lachaise Cemetery and all Paris has to offer by arranging your trip with our Paris trip itinerary planner.
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Tours to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery
$14 BOOK WITH VIATOR Paris Père Lachaise Cemetery: Famous Graves of Paris Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours
$18 BOOK WITH VIATOR The Famous Graves of Père Lachaise - Immersive Podcast Tour
Duration: 45 to 90 minutes
$247 BOOK WITH VIATOR Paris Custom Private Tour, Montmartre to Champs Élysées with a Local Guide ★★★★★
Duration: 4 to 8 hours
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery reviews
Visiting Jim Morrison's grave has been on my bucket list for a very long time but there are many many other things to see and feel in the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. It's a good idea to prepare the...
Visiting Jim Morrison's grave has been on my bucket list for a very long time but there are many many other things to see and feel in the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. It's a good idea to prepare the... more »
Beautiful cemetery where a lot of famous people are buried. This place is gorgeous no matter the time of day or year but I suggest going in fall or spring. It’s layered architecture will appeal to...
Beautiful cemetery where a lot of famous people are buried. This place is gorgeous no matter the time of day or year but I suggest going in fall or spring. It’s layered architecture will appeal to... more »
Impressive To visit the graveyard it is like to visit a museum. Some very old Graves, and one of the most visited graves from Jim Morrison Also Oscar Wild and Edith Piaf you will find here. Good thing to do
This cemetery is a very special place where artists of all forms are burried. It is a nice and quiet park where one can walk about and reflect on the works of the greats living there. You can purchase a map of the cemetery and walk along the resting site of some of most revered writers, musicians, and painters. It is surprisingly calm and does not appear to be inundated by tourists.
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