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Private Tour: Customize Your Perfect Day in Paris
"Your day in Paris is completely tailored to match your sightseeing desires. Before your tour your private guide will contact you to discuss the things you want to see so that your logistics and itinerary can be arranged in advance saving you time.On the day of your tour meet your guide at your preferred central location and then set off by whatever means of transport is needed. Taxi rides and public transport are included but all meals activities and entrance fees are payable at your own expense.So what to see? That's up to you! Perhaps visit must-see sights like the ever-inspiring Eiffel Tower -- Paris’s undisputed architectural icon -- or the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur for sweep focus on the more offbeat Paris attractions like the Père Lachaise Cemetery – the city’s hauntingly beautiful graveyard – or let your guide introduce you to private parks that tourist maps miss. Below is a sample itinerary."
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Private Tour: Explore Your Favorite Neighborhood in Paris
"Your morning or afternoon in Paris is completely tailored to match your interests. Your guide will contact you before your tour to discuss the things you want to see so that your logistics and itinerary can be arranged in advance. Choose one of seven nei Opéra/Louvre Montparnasse St-Germain-des-Prés Panthéon/Latin Quarter Montmartre or the Marais/Bastille. On the day of your tour your guide will meet you at your hotel or apartment in central Paris. Then
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Private 2-Day Tour: Customize Your Perfect Stay in Paris
"You will need to contact your guide ahead of time to help set up your itinerary based on what you want to do and see during your two days in Paris. On the first day of your tour meet your guide at your preferred central Paris location then head out together to explore the City of Lights. Public transport is included but all meals activities and entrance fees are at your own expense.Paris has a multitude of offerings for nearly every type of traveler. Want to hit all the top Paris attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral? Are you an art buff seeking to tackle the Louvre? Or would you rather explore off-the-beaten path neighborhoods such as the bohemian Montmartre district? It's up to you. Below is a sample itinerary to spark some ideas."
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Père Lachaise Cemetery Tips (62)

At the Père-Lachaise Cemetery...

At the Père-Lachaise Cemetery you will find a large number of celebrities, buried here since 1804, e.g. Honoré de Balzac, Oscar Wilde, Frédéric Chopin and Edith Piaf. One of the more recent celebrities buried here is Jim Morrison of the Doors who died in Paris July 3rd 1971.

Métro: Père Lachaise, Philippe-Auguste

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AndreasK
Sep 07, 2002

Pere LaChase cemetery,...

Pere LaChase cemetery, somewhat on the outskirts of Paris. Take the subway to the Pere LaChase stop, the cemetery is within walking distance. Closing time is early, around five or six, so give yourself enough time to see everything. There are many famous people buried here such as Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Jean-Baptiste Moliere, and Jim Morrison (whom I believe is slated to be moved out at some point in the future.)

arigato
Sep 02, 2002

PERE LACHAISE
The largest...

PERE LACHAISE
The largest cemetary in Paris and a beautiful park. Many illustrious people are buried here, such as, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Balzac, Colette, etc., but that is just part of the beauty of it. The paths twist and turn and the sepulchers and the masoleums are an architectural and spiritual delight.

camille223
Aug 26, 2002

PARIS' CEMETERIES
Visit the...

PARIS' CEMETERIES
Visit the cemeteries of Paris: the Père Lachaise Cemetery where Sarah Bernhardt, Balzac, Isadora Duncan, and Edith Piaf are buried; the Montmartre Cemetery, the permanent resting place of Utrillo; the Picpus Cemetery where Lafayette and the descendents of people beheaded during the Revolution are buried (35 rue de Picpus) - and (somewhat more unusual).... the dog and cat cemetery in Asnières.

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SirRichard
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Pere Lachaise cemitiere

Pere Lachaise cemitery.
The old known necropolis with beautiful statues and luxury monuments, especially of rich armenians who died in XIX century. Many famous people are burried there, among them : Frederic Chopin, Yves Montand, Edith Piaf, Simone Signoret and many others.

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IngaA
Aug 24, 2002

Don't miss Pere Lachaise like...

Don't miss Pere Lachaise like I did!! This spooky looking cemetary has Jim Morisson buried inside and many more famous artists & writers - Edith Piaf, Marcel Proust, Balzac, Oscar Wilde and many more...

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lukec
Aug 24, 2002

Visit the Pere Lachaise...

Visit the Pere Lachaise cementery, and you will have a field trip, of the 'who is who' of the Parisian world, or better said, the 'who was who'. This is a picture of one of my favorite singers of all times, Edith Piaf, (The little Sparrow). She was 'Magnifique'.

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Luis_Alberto
Aug 24, 2002

You must plan at least a few...

You must plan at least a few hours to walk/explore the Père-Lachaise Cemetery where you will find a large number of celebrities buried here since 1804 (of course you'll find gravestones much older than than this!). Originally, the owners of this cemetary came up with a clever ploy to 'increase business'. That was to attract famous 'personalities' to the
'exclusive' resting place. Obviously, they did a good job of marketing, you'll see Honoré de Balzac, Oscar Wilde, Frédéric Chopin and Edith Piaf to name only a few. Another celebrity you may recognize, Jim Morrison of Doors fame (gravestone pictured), who died much too young (as did many of his talented peers of the era), in Paris on July 3rd, 1971. Métro: Père Lachaise, Philippe-Auguste.

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Aug 24, 2002
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Do so by beginning by the end...

Do so by beginning by the end chosen by many celebrities last century: the cemetery Pére Lachaise. Very close to Boulevard Ménilmontant entrance lies the tomb of Colette, around the corner, the Haussmann baron’s crypt, the man who transformed Paris into the most beautiful city of the last century. The cemetery is still what it was in the 1900’s. I wonder through these historical and peaceful paved footpaths, under the shade of the trees, until I find Proust’s tomb where I left a rose.

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MVMT
Aug 24, 2002

Jim Morrison's Grave Site

Kind-of a cool thing to spend a few moments checking out.
What is the protocol for a smile in a picture of you at the headstone???

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BruinKristin
Feb 04, 2005

Père Lachaise (4)

Here is an epitaph founded in the 19th century on one tomb:

My wife, I await you! (1843)

My friend, here I am. (1864)

ahlexis
Jun 19, 2004

any place that is not a...

any place that is not a tourist location is off the beaten path in paris, check out jim morrisons grave while its still there

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calex
Aug 26, 2002

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