Visiting Paris Cemeteries

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June 10, 2019: From headless statues to eccentric tombs, these Parisian burial grounds are full of stories and legends with more than 7 million annual visitors visiting the necropolis in the world.

“A time to reflect, a time to morn the inevitable.”

–KC’s Unmarked Grave in Paris, date unknown

The grave sites at these cemeteries today range from the simple, unadorned headstones, towering aged monuments, then out of nowhere, you’ll find elaborate mini-chapels dedicated to the memory of a well-known people or families. Visit the standing tombs, shapes like telephone booths, with just enough space to kneel and say a prayer, and leave some flowers.

Check out some of the most beautiful cemeteries in Paris. Take a stroll and explore the history through the winding pathways, visiting some famous graves from Frederic Chopin, Gustave Eiffel, Moliere, Edith Piaf, Théodore Géricault, Rossini, Man Ray, Louis Pasteur, Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Victor Hugo, Louis Braille, Grim Reaper Tomb, and many more. 

The top 5 cemeteries in Paris:

1. Cimetière du Père Lachaise, 20th arrondissement
    Address: 8 Boulevard de Ménilmontant – 75020
    Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 25 82 10
    Website: Père Lachaise
    Metro: Père Lachaise, Philippe Auguste

2. Cimetière du Montparnasse, 14th arrondissement
    Address: 3 Boulevard Edgard Quinet 75014
    Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 10 86 50
    Website: Information
    Metro: Edgar Quinet, Raspail

3. Cimetière de Montmartre, 18th arrondissement
    Address: 20 Avenue Rachel – 75018
    Tel. +33 (0) 1 53 42 36 30
    Website: Information
    Metro: Trocadéro

4. Cimetière de Passy, 16th arrondissement
    Address: 2 Rue du Commandant-Schlœsing – 75016
    Tel: +33 (0) 1 53 70 40 80
    Website: N/A
    Metro: Place de Clichy

5. Cimetière de Picpus, 12th arrondissement
    Address: 35 Rue de Picpus – 75012
    Tel: +33 (0) 1 9 60 14 04 23
    Website: N/A
    Metro: Nation or Picpus

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