Père Lachaise Cemetery
Winter hours (November 6 - March 15)
Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, Saturday from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m., Sunday and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Access ends 15 minutes before closing time.)
Summer hours (March 16 - November 5)
Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Access ends 15 minutes before closing time.)
A free map is available in the administration building. It includes numbered locations of famous residents' graves, from "Aboville (d')", a French general, to "Zavatta, Achille," a clown.
You can browse an online map, search for graves, and take a virtual cemetery tour at www.Pere-Lachaise.com.
Rules of conduct
No unruly behavior, no pets except service animals, no unsupervised children, no unauthorized vehicles, no picnics, no alcohol, no walking on the lawns or flower beds. (No digging a hole to bury Uncle Armand, either.)
Unless the public toilets in the administration building have been reopened, you'll need to use the dim, grim outdoor WCs just to the left of the main entrance on the Boulevard de Ménilmontant or by the Porte Gambetta entrance on the north side of the cemetery.
How to reach the Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Père Lachaise Cemetery is near the eastern edge of Paris, in the 20th arrondissement. (You can easily see it on any map.)
The main entrance is on the Paris Métro's Line 2. Other Métro stations near the cemetery include Père Lachaise (Line 2 and 3) and Gambetta near the (Line 3)., with the nearby pedestrian entrance being convenient to the Philippe-Auguste station of the
You can also reach the cemetery by public bus lines 60, 69, and 102.
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