Located in the 20th arrondissement, Père-Lachaise is massive, spanning nearly 109 acres. Visitors can spend hours strolling the grounds and paying their respects to acclaimed writers, artists, musicians and philosophers, including Marcel Proust, Guillaume Apollinaire, Colette, Gertrude Stein, Sarah Bernhardt, Honoré de Balzac and many others.
Referred to as “la cité des morts” – the city of the dead – the cemetery attracts nearly 2 million visitors annually. While its famous occupants are certainly the main draw, Père-Lachaise could easily double as a park. Its rolling hills, leafy trees and ornamental sculptures are beautiful. Many visitors read, write and even picnic within the cemetery walls.
Getting to Père-Lachaise is easy. The main entrance to the cemetery is located on Boulevard Menilmontant. The closest Metro stop is Philippe Auguste on Line 2. Despite its name, the Père-Lachaise stop on Line 3 is actually further away. For more visitor information, visit the Père-Lachaise Cemetary Website.
New York Habitat has a wide range of vacation accommodations in the 20th arrondissement, near Père-Lachaise, including:
– This Studio Vacation Rental in Gambetta – Père-Lachaise (PA-2217). The apartment features a lovely balcony adorned with flowers and other plants – a true oasis in the city.
– This exquisite One-Bedroom Duplex Vacation Rental in Gambetta – Père-Lachaise (PA-2147). This duplex is vast and spacious thanks to the high ceiling, and you will certainly enjoy the large windows giving on the nearby Hausmannien rooftops combined with a comfy balcony.
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