Guided tour

Paris: Pére Lachaise Cemetery 2-Hour Guided Tour

Paris: Pére Lachaise Cemetery 2-Hour Guided Tour

From US$ 89.21 per person

Come walk with Fred down the cobblestone pathways of an iconic 19th-century cemetery off the beaten path. This tour won't let any surprises go unnoticed.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, French


  • Visit Jim Morrison's grave, lead singer of The Doors
  • See Oscar Wilde's final resting place and Chopin's tomb
  • Walk through the most visited cemetery in the world
Full description
The Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris’s largest cemetery, is probably best known to foreign visitors as the final resting place of James Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors. To Parisians, it’s also known for The Communard’s Wall where the last insurrectionists were shot at the end of the Commune's (another French revolution) “Bloody Week.” On this walk with Fred, you’ll pay your respects to the likes of Guillaume Appolinaire, Marcel Proust, Molière, Chopin and Oscar Wilde, who died in Paris in 1900. Each year, Père Lachaise Cemetery welcomes over 3.5 million visitors, making it the most visited cemetery in the world. Oscar Wilde wrote, “Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.” And peace is what you’ll encounter at this calm, yet utterly captivating cemetery.
  • Walking tour
  • Bi-cultural French-English interpreter
  • State-appointed conference guide
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Outside Alexandre Dumas Metro Station (Line 2). Address: Alexandre Dumas, 111 Boulevard de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please prepare for walking on cobble pathways far from restrooms
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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5 /5

based on 38 reviews

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Booked Fredwalks through Get Your Guide. Was somewhat sceptical booking through a third party. All went well. Frederic contacted me several days prior to the tour to confirm. Also promptly returned my question via email when I forgot where to meet :). Amazing? The tour! The tour met all my expections and more. Of course you want to see all the famous graves at Pere Lachaise. With Fredwalks you get so much more. You travel through time from before the cemetery existed to present day. Additionally many memorials are visited and explained. Highly recommend the Pere Lachaise Tour with Fredwalks.

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March 16, 2019

I had a wonderful time

This tour was everything I wanted. Fred was professional, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. The tour was not rushed and we covered all the higlights and some extras. He walked me to the metro and helped me with my ticket and directions. I was the only person in my group. I will recommend Fred to others and will use him again if I return to Paris.

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December 7, 2018

This tour far exceeded our already high expectations.

Fred's incredible knowledge and insight and passion and humor were a treat. He has clearly found his niche and I cannot imagine a more worthwhile way to experience a slice of Paris than to get to come along with Fred and dive into the incredibly rich and complex and beautiful life of a place like Pere Lachaise and explore the many layers and wonders hidden just beneath the surface. I imagine it's an experience of Paris rarely encountered by tourists and an amazing chance to enhance a visit to an amazing city. Fred's skill, knowledge, humor and professionalism were extraordinarily impressive and much appreciated by all in our party. What a great way to see the place and an invaluable insight into Parisian culture and aesthetic. We could not recommend more.

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June 25, 2018

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