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Pere Lachaise Cemetery

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Pere Lachaise Cemetery

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Basic Information

Location 16 Rue du Repos 75020 Paris, France
Phone number +33 1 55 25 82 10
Country France
City Paris

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.pere-lachaise.com/perelachaise.php?lang=en
Geographical Coordinates 48.85892,2.39121


Summary

Père Lachaise Cemetery (French: Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, "East Cemetery") is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris, France (44 hectares (110 acres), though there are larger cemeteries in the city's suburbs. Père Lachaise is in the 20th arrondissement, and is reputed to be the world's most visited cemetery, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to the graves of those who have enhanced French life over the past 200 years. It is also the site of three World War I memorials. The cemetery is on Boulevard de Ménilmontant. The Paris Métro station Philippe Auguste on line 2 is next to the main entrance, while the station called Père Lachaise, on both lines 2 and 3, is 500 meters away near a side entrance. Many tourists prefer the Gambetta station on line 3, as it allows them to enter near the tomb of Oscar Wilde and then walk downhill to visit the rest of the cemetery.

Edmond James de Rothschild – Baron of the Rothschild family and Salomon James de Rothschild – son of James de Rothschild, are buried in this cemetery.


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