Paris, France: Père Lachaise Cemetery

published 7 years ago by Rick Steves

The Père Lachaise cemetery offers a stroll through a vast garden of permanent Parisians. The final resting place of many of the city's most notable citizens (Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison, to name a few), its peaceful lanes and paths encourage meandering and contemplation. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit

Well the metros Creighton probably the quickest way to get around there's a lot to be said for joy riding across this exciting city above ground Paris's buses are plentiful cheap and efficient once you get the hang of them end by 69 lines as if made for tourists past the city's top sites. The end of the line the parishes cemetery. It offers a stroll through a vast garden of permanent permeation. Notable so. Balmain's. Courage meandering. And contemplate. Statue. Remember. And not to. Assistant. Pebbles on the Jewish tombstones represent prayers. Many visitors pick up a map turn the bins it into a personal pilgrimage ...

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