The largest cemetery in Paris and one of the most famous in the world
Father Lachaise Cemetery
It is a huge pantheon where characters from French and world history of all time are buried.
It is a quiet place with beautiful corners where you can take a walk and take interesting photographs.
Celebrities at Père Lachaise Cemetery
In the Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris you can visit the graves of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Yves Montand, Colette, Édith Piaf, Eugène Delacroix, Isadora Duncan, Maria Callas, Molière, Cyrano de Bergerac, among many other personalities known to history.
This 44-hectare green space dates back to the 12th century, when the land was planted with vines and belonged to the church; In 1430 a merchant acquired the land and built his pompous residence here, until it returned to the hands of the Jesuits in the 17th century, one of whom, Father Lachaise, was Louis XIV’s personal confessor for more than 30 years.
In 1803 and after the expulsion of the Jesuits, the land passed into the hands of the city and the cemetery was built, inspired by the style of English gardens, and it was inaugurated a year later, although the Parisians were not very enthusiastic about the idea of being buried outside the city and in a poor neighborhood.
Abelardo and Eloísa and the remains of Moliere and La Fontaine were moved here , thus changing the perception of the area as a place of eternal rest.
Père Lachaise is a must for anyone who wants to experience the mixture of a beautiful and original walk with the exceptional display of European funerary art from the 19th and 20th centuries .
Free for all public
November to March: from 8 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday / Saturdays from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm / Sundays and holidays from 9 am to 5:30 pm.
From the end of March to October: from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday / Saturdays from 8.30 am to 6 pm / Sundays and holidays from 9 am to 6 pm.
16 Rue du Repos
How to get
Metro lines 2 and 3 Philippe Auguste and Pere Lachaise stations. Buses 26 and 27
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