Cementerio del Père-Lachaise

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Apr 5th, 2012, 05:57 AM
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Cementerio del Père-Lachaise

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Best way to get to the Cementerio del Père-Lachaise from Pont Neuf area ?? Metro, walk, etc.
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Apr 5th, 2012, 06:20 AM
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Walk? That is a very long walk.

I would take Line 1 at LOUVRE to Metro Stop NATION (Direction: Vincennes) and transfer to Line 2 to Pere Lachaise. When you exit the Metro station, turn right and walk up the avenue about one block. There is a cafe that sells Pere Lachaise maps there and that is were you turn into the entrance.

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Apr 5th, 2012, 06:33 AM
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Hi gpeters,

Not only is it a long walk, it's uphill!

If you google Paris Metro Trip Planner, you can get bus information also. It suggests a 23 minute metro ride (starting at Pont Neuf) or a 20 minute bus #69 ride.

http://www.ratp.fr/

Even if you don't read French, I think you can easily figure out what it's saying. Type in Pont Neuf (or Louvre as Pepper suggests above) and Cimetiere.. and go from there.

You can also use google directions and it will show walking/driving options.

OR, you could take a cab up and stroll back at your leisure!
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Apr 5th, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Sorry, but I should have stated when you exit line 2 for Pere Lachaise, the Metro Stop is Philippe Auguste.

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Apr 5th, 2012, 07:05 AM
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Please listen to Pepper because in my feeble mind, I was going to Montmartre. Sorry. But the ratp site is still accurate!
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Apr 5th, 2012, 07:11 AM
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the cem. is closed at certain times. It is huge, and beautiful.
You can get a free map inside.
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Apr 5th, 2012, 07:16 AM
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I'd recommend taking Line 3 to Gambetta, then entering the Cemetery near the crematorium on the top of the hill. Walk through the cemetery and exit onto Menilmontant and take either Pere Lachaise or Phillipe Auguste Metro station back. You'll be walking down hill from this direction, versus walking uphill from the Menilmontant side!
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Apr 5th, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Could we just point out to the OP that it is Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise. Easier than looking for a Spanish cementerio in Paris.
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Apr 5th, 2012, 08:33 AM
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The problem with entering at the top of the hill is that (when we were there) the maps may not be available. Maps are available at the other end of the cemetery. Hopefully now they are available at both ends.
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Apr 5th, 2012, 08:39 AM
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Are you writing its name in Italian or Spanish? It isn't referred to by those languages in France.
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Apr 5th, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Thanks for your replies. One question to Pepper. Do you mean take the line 2 heading to Pere Lachasie but get off at the Philippe Auguste metro stop before Pere Lachasie?
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Apr 5th, 2012, 11:28 AM
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The correct ratp station comes up before one even finishes typing.

You made me very curious, gpeters.

Anyone who can help, here's a pdf of the metro. What if gpeters takes the Chatelet station and changes at Nation and goes on the blue line (#2?) to either Philipe August or Pere Lachaise???

http://parisbytrain.com/files/2008/05/metro120x84.pdf
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Apr 5th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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TDudette,
Thanks. That link now makes it easier to see exactly what Pepper was talking about. What you (and Pepper) suggest will work namely taking the metro at Chatelet station to Nation and then get off at Philipe August.
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Apr 5th, 2012, 12:33 PM
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One other question. Can you buy a packet of tickets to use whenever on the Metro instead of single tickets? If so, where do you get a packet of Metro tickets? I will be in Paris for three weeks and want to be able to jump off and on the Metro without having to line up for tickets each time.
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Apr 5th, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Or, as another poster suggested, going on to the Pere Lachaise station so your walk will be down hill?

Have you tried to find a cemetery map online?
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Apr 5th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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Yes, you buy a packet of ten, called a carnet. Just make sure once you've exited the métro you throw away the ticket you've just used, because if you're not familiar with the tickets you may not notice that it's a used one (it'll be "stamped"). There are wastepaper baskets at exits specifically for that.
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Apr 5th, 2012, 02:23 PM
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I'd use Gambetta station and bring along a copy of this: http://images.france-for-visitors.co...metery-map.pdf
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Apr 5th, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Or just virtual visit it here: http://www.pere-lachaise.com/perelachaise.php?lang=en

The actual map they hand out is here: http://www.pariscemeteries.com/pdf/P...e-Lachaise.pdf

Either way, I'd avoid walking UP all the hills if possible!
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Apr 5th, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Bon jour, mon ami!

Yes, you can either take Line 1 LOUVRE or CHATALET (But isn't this station very big and confusing?) to NATION and change there to Line 2 and get off at PHILIPPE AUGUSTE. Go up the steps and turn right and walk down the avenue about 1 block and turn right again to get into the cemetery.

JUST MAKE SURE YOU TAKE DIRECTION VINCENNES and NOT Direction Defense when you take Line 1.

The reason I like the entrance at Philippe Auguste is that Colette's grave is just inside the gates there on the left of the footpath.

Bon Chance, Mon Ami,
PEPPER--whose grandparents lived on Avenue Kleber for 30 years
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Apr 5th, 2012, 03:31 PM
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Thanks to all of you for the information. Appreciate all the input.
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