Père Lachaise Cemetery

The largest cemetery in Paris is spread out over nearly 120 acres and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.  Known as the City of the Dead, the cemetery has thousands of elaborately decorated tombstones and mausoleums.  Numerous narrow paths wind through them.  More than 300,000 people are buried here, with the cremated remains of thousands more in the columbarium.

The property is situated on the side of a hill and it’s recommended to use the Gambetta Station at the top of the hill.  You also will want to grab a map, as the winding avenues of the cemetery can be hard to navigate.  Famous people buried here include musicians Frederic Chopin and Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, and Marcel Proust, among many, many others.  Plan your route ahead if there’s anybody you particularly want to visit.  You’ll want to spend at least a couple hours here.

Metro: Gambetta (3), Pere Lachaise (3), Philippe Auguste (2)
Hours: Open every day, hours vary throughout the week.
November 6-March 15; 09:00-17:00
March 16-November 5; 09:00-18:00
Free admission.

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