1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Famous Graves of Paris: 2-Hour Tour of Père Lachaise

Product ID: 10461
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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
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
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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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • 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
Please note the following:

• As the tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended
• It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to make their way to the tour departure point
• 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
• We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours

From US$ 24.50 per person

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Product ID: 10461