Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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9 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Most folks who visit the Père Lachaise cemetery, Paris's largest burial ground, make a beeline for the graves of two icons: Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. Full review →


Atlas Obscura

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.  Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Bring a red rose for "the Little Sparrow" Edith Piaf when you visit the cobblestone avenues and towering trees that make this 118-acre oasis of green perhaps the world's most famous cemetery. Full review →


Frommer's 34

When it comes to name-dropping, this cemetery knows no peer; it has been called the "grandest address in Paris". Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The world’s most visited cemetery, Père Lachaise (named after a confessor of Louis XIV) opened its one-way doors in 1804. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

This cemetery is the largest in Paris. The uneven ground and the abundant willows, maples and cypress mitigate the funerary character of the place. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Beautiful and quiet place. Very quiet... Full review →


On the Grid

First of all, it’s not creepy. An oasis of peace in Charonne, the tombs of La Cimetière du Père-Lachaise bear the names of major figures in literature, theatre, and music. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

The most famous cemetery in Paris, and one of the most recognizable in the world, Pere Lachaise is the final resting place for many celebrities. Full review →

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