Père Lachaise Cemetery

Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris and one of the most visited in the world. More than 75,393 tombs, including famous writers, artists, politicians, etc., are located here.

About this building

A stroll through this centrally located Paris cemetery is a pleasant walk through a wonderful display of different architectural styles, with Roman-style mausoleums, intricate Gothic designs and modern sculptures.

Famous historical figures of France and the world are buried here, such as Molière, Balzac, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Marcel Proust, etc.

Key Features

  • Monuments
  • Atmosphere / quiet space
  • Links to national heritage
  • Famous people or stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access throughout
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at the building
  • Accessible toilets in the building
  • Café within 500m

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