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What to do around Paris' Pere Lachaise Cemetery?

What to do around Paris' Pere Lachaise Cemetery?

Apr 2nd, 2002, 12:41 PM
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David
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What to do around Paris' Pere Lachaise Cemetery?

On Wednesday May 1st I'm planning on taking the Paris Walks (www.paris-walks.com) 2:30pm tour through Pere Lachaise cemetery. The web site says the tour goes even though it's a holiday. It lasts about 2 hours. Does anyone have ideas of what else I could do in the immediate vicinity or any restaurants to enjoy while I'm out that way?
 
Apr 2nd, 2002, 01:04 PM
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that's getting rather late, but if I were you (unless you are too tired), I'd just walk back to Paris through Menilmontant, rue Oberkampf, etc, that's an interesting area most tourists don't see. Edith Piaf was from around there and there is a Piaf museum near Menilmontant metro (rue Crespin du Gast) which I haven't been to so am not sure it's worth anything. I'd leave the cemetery at the top and walk from place gambetta NW, probably up rue Sorbier which goes by a little park to rue de Menilmontant. Then go west into Paris (that street turns into rue Oberkampf). There is a very interesting church along the way, Notre Dame de la Croix (in Menilmontant), built 1856, 3rd largest in Paris (? says so somewhere). Believe me, there are tons of restaurants, cafes, takeout places along that route to pick from (espec west of Menilmontant metro, the border of the 11th and 20th arr.).
 
Apr 2nd, 2002, 02:27 PM
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Thanks for the reply Christina. I thnik I'll at least start your route, until my feet give out then I'll find a Metro. Maybe I'll read up on Edith Piaf and get myself interested in a tour of the museum.
 
Apr 2nd, 2002, 07:40 PM
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to the top
 
Apr 3rd, 2002, 06:11 AM
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David
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for Pere Lachaise. It has very very steep hills and stairs.
 

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