Père Lachaise Cimetière

Written by Emma Jenkins

Why should you visit?

Though it may seem grim, the Père Lachaise Cimetière is a must-see monument located in Paris, France, and here's why!
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Fun Facts

  • The Père Lachaise Cimetière is the largest cemetary in the city of Paris.
  • It is the site of three World War 1 memorials.
  • Visitors are able to enter the tomb of Oscar Wilde, a famous Irish writer.
  • The first person to be buried there was a five-year-old girl named Adélaïde, but her grave no longer exists.
  • Nowadays, it is nearly impossible to get buried there, as the Père Lachaise Cimetière has a long waiting list and not much space left.