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Discover the Pere-Lachaise cemetery !
Welcome to Père-Lachaise Cemetery. This website aims to introduce you to this fascinating and poetic place of meditation, where nature and funerary art meet.
Père-Lachaise cemetery, also known as “cimetière de l’Est”, is the largest cemetery in Paris and extends over 43 hectares. It is part of the parks and gardens under the management of the Paris City Hall.
It is a unique place that invites you to meditate and dream, steeped in art, culture and history, where you can travel through its maze of stones and vegetation.
More than 3 million visitors from all over the world visit it every year.
It has a total of 70,000 funeral concessions… Many personalities are present and we will have the opportunity to talk about them in the articles : artists, musicians and singers (Frédéric Chopin, Rossini, Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Alain Bashung…) and writers (Molière, Balzac, Colette, Marcel Proust, Jean de la Fontaine, Oscar Wilde…), statesmen, soldiers, historians,…
The setting is exceptional, that’s why this site will help you to get to know it better, to understand it, and maybe… to prepare your visit on site !
Cemetery and Paris Catacombs
Embark on a unique getaway in the city of lights and visit places where darkness reigns. The Père-Lachaise cemetery invites you to discover a mystical, timeless and nostalgic part of the capital. But you can also go even further. Indeed, the most reckless of us will gladly venture into the Parisian catacombs that you can discover HERE.
Known worldwide for its legends and the bones found there, this unusual site allows you to discover the depths of the city. Discover the old quarries that were transformed into graves a few hundred years ago. Also observe the Samaritan woman’s fountain and the other curiosities of the catacombs.
Legends, mysterious stories and dark sites, Paris is not only known for its lights and lovers. It is an ancient, historic city, but also full of life, stories and legends from the past. To discover them and finally see the capital in a new light, embark on unusual visits to the city. Visit the Père-Lachaise cemetery and the Parisian catacombs!