Guided tour

Paris: Famous Graves of Père Lachaise Small Group Tour

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

Paris: Famous Graves of Père Lachaise Small Group Tour

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
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From US$ 22.13 per person

Likely to sell out

You may not usually consider a cemetery a top sight to see, but Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris is one of the city’s top attractions. This coveted final resting place contains the graves of some of the world’s most famous artists, writers, and musicians.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour one of the most popular cemeteries in the world
  • Visit graves from Chopin to Jim Morrison
  • Admire the beauty of Père Lachaise Cemetery on a pleasant afternoon walk
Full description
Historic and scenic, Père Lachaise Cemetery boasts some of the most expensive and coveted grave real estate in the world. It is the final resting place for famous artists, writers and musicians, from Yves Montand and Simone Signoret to Chopin and Oscar Wilde. On this 2-hour walking tour you’ll wander through this labyrinth of headstones, trees, and paths as your guide points out the famous graves and eccentricities that make this place so special. Oscar Wilde’s tomb surely stands out, covered entirely with bright red lipstick from kisses left by visiting admirers. As you pass Chopin’s tomb it seems that you can almost hear his well-known funeral march. See the final resting place of Molière, the famous French playwright. Famous for irony and satire, Molière, a sick man whose doctors thought he was a hypochondriac, died on stage playing a well man who is a hypochondriac, while the audience cheered him on. The most visited grave is that of the American rock star, Jim Morrison. His grave and those surrounding it are covered with graffiti from the hordes of fans that come here. Enjoy a walk through an extraordinary cemetery and relive the lives of some of the world’s greats.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

At the exit of Metro stop Alexandre Dumas, on Line 2. Your guide will be waiting at the exit with a sign (there is only 1 Metro exit at this stop).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check and comply with the official COVID-19 travel advice and restrictions on each country's government website. The tour provider will not be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions and no refund will be due.
  • The cemetery may at times close due to bad weather, and in such cases, clients will be provided with a free change of date or refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 188 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Not a sad tour at all, like I would have expected, but stories about living passionately. We were very happy with our guide (Maryan, if i remember correctly). She is very knowledgeable and it's easy to see/hear that she's "into history". Couldn't recommend this tour strongly enough, it's both beautiful, interesting and unexpected.

December 3, 2022

Our guide Maryem was fantastic. She was knowledgeable, personable, and organized. We were a large group but she gave everyone personal attention. She showed us some of the most well-known graves (Wilde, Morrison, Piaf, etc.) as well as those perhaps not known outside of France. The cemetery is breathtaking. We spent about three hours wandering after our tour and saw so much more - but we were very grateful for taking this tour which gave us an added perspective we would have missed!

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November 27, 2022

That there are many famous people buried at Pere Lachaise is known, but the history behind the creation of the cemetary we did not know. Our guide, Victoria, did a wonderful job of giving us the background of the cemetary and introduced us to some people who were very important when they lived. Additionally she gave us less well known information about the various revolutions in Paris. Super guide, absolutely recommended.

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November 13, 2022

Product ID: 10461