Père Lachaise Cemetery  

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Père-Lachaise Cemetery (French: Cimetière du Père-Lachaise) (officially, cimetière de l'Est “eastern cemetery”) is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris,.

Père-Lachaise is one of the most famous cemeteries in world. Located in the 20e arrondissement, it 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 Great War memorials.

Many tourists are reported to prefer the Gambetta station on line 3 as it allows them to enter near the tomb of Oscar Wilde and go downhill to visit the rest of the cemetery.)




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