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Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, Paris

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Contact: +33 1 7128 5082
Open Hours: Nov 6-Mar 15: M-F 8a-5:30p, Sa 8:30a-5:30p, Su 9a-5:30p; Mar 16-Nov 5: M-F 8a-6p, Sa 8:30a-6p, Su 9a-6p
Paris' most famous cemetery gets its name from Louis XIV's religious adviser, who previously owned the property. In 1804, the city decided to turn the land into a cemetery, the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise. Famous people buried here include authors Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Honore de Balzac, and singers Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison (whose grave is one of the most visited). Among the many 19th-century sculptures and monuments is the Mur des Federes, which was placed in memory of the 147 rebels shot here on May 28, 1871 during the Paris Commune.