Père Lachaise Cemetery

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Père Lachaise Cemetery (French: Cimetière du Père-Lachaise [simtjɛʁ dy pɛʁ laʃɛːz]; formerly cimetière de l'Est, "Cemetery of the East") is the largest cemetery in Paris, France (44 hectares or 110 acres).[1] More than 3.5 million people visit here every year. It is the most visited necropolis in the world.

The Père Lachaise is in the 20th arrondissement and was the first garden cemetery, as well as the first municipal cemetery in Paris.[2] There are three World War I memorials in the cemetary.

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  1. "Cimetière du Père-Lachaise", Paris Tourist Office article.
  2. "Burial Grounds." International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Ed. William A. Darity, Jr. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. Detroit: Macmillan Reference U.S., 2008. 392–393. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 27 Sept. 2013.