Paris: Pere Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

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Paris: Pere Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

From US$ 14.23 per person

Explore the tombs and funerary art of the legendary Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris on a 2-hour guided tour, and see the graves of Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Chopin and many other artists, writers and musicians in 44 hectares of landscaped beauty.

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Duration: 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk the cobbled paths of the famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery
  • See the graves of Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Isadora Duncan and more
  • Marvel at stunning funerary art
  • Hear anecdotes about the famous, past and present
Full description
Discover an enchanted hill in the center of Paris on a guided tour of the labyrinthine Pere Lachaise Cemetery, world-renowned for its funerary art and as the final resting place for many great men and women from the world of art, music, literarure and history. The most surprising open-air museum in Paris, Pere Lachaise is home to 70,000 graves and 5,300 trees in 44 hectares of landscaped beauty. Your guide will lead you down the cemetery’s cobbled paths to see picturesque tombstones. The necro-romantic safari is certified by the Paris Visitors Bureau, and takes you on a trip through history, where the great celebrities of the past come alive. See the tombs of Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, and Jim Morrison. Discover the final resting place of Molière and Chopin. Pay your respects at the graves of Isadora Duncan and Gertrude Stein, and marvel at the tomb of Héloise and Abélard. Your guide will provide a narrative of energy and passion, balancing humor with historical accuracy to share secrets and anecdotes about the legends of the past and present.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Entrance to the cemetery (it's free)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 Special information
  • All required protective equipment is provided

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the entrance to Pere Lachaise Cemetery on Rue des Rondeaux. The nearest Metro station is Gambetta (Line 3). Please note that the nearest Metro station is not Pere Lachaise. Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • The local supplier regrets that they are unable to accommodate guests in wheelchairs, or with any impairments that require special assistance
  • Tailor made tours are available on request
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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 567 reviews

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This was a fantastic tour in Pere Lachaise.

I was one of two people on the tour, so it felt as if it was a private tour. The tour guide was fantastic - chock full of information and very personable. He really made the cemetery come alive, so to speak, with stories of its history and inhabitants. I loved the quiet ambience of the cemetery. While there are tourists, there were not a ton the day of my tour and they were all quiet and respectful as one would hope in a cemetery.

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August 20, 2019

Great visit with a passionate guide!

About the guide: Extensive knowledge, Lively and Funny About the Père Lachaise Cemetery: Must be done if already visited the Tier 1 landmarks (Louvre, Versailles, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre). Like visiting a museum without being trapped inside a building. The only issue for non-French is that most of celebrities resting in this cemetery and associated historical context are French, and therefore are harder to relate to. Note: As no English-speaking slot was available when we booked, our tour was in French.

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August 17, 2018

Fantastic Tour

Recently we took a tour of Pere Lachaise Cemetery which was great, our guide Alberto was so interesting and full of information he showed us all of the important resting places as well as some extra ones which I did not even know were there. As the grave site is so large you really need a guide so that you get the most out of your visit and you don't spend all your time walking around in circles looking for Jim Morrison's grave like we saw so many other people doing. Highly recommend this tour and ask for Alberto to be your guide!

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April 22, 2017

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