Guided tour

Paris: Pére Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

Activity provider: FredsWalks

Paris: Pére Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

Activity provider: FredsWalks

From US$ 80.40 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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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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We had an amazing guide! Amazing knowledge. It was absolutely great to go with a guide and learn a lot about the history of the place, french history, the famous people buried there etc. Overall, an amazing experience and would highly recommend it. Much better than just walking around there.

May 9, 2022

We had a wonderful tour with Fred (of Fred Walks). Our tour included 2 adults and 2 adolescents. Fred provided a lot of background on French history that was useful throughout our trip (understanding monuments, paintings, etc.), as well as information and stories about specific monuments and "residents" of Pere-Lachaise. He kept us moving, was funny and interesting, and very responsive to questions and interests within the group.

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April 20, 2022

Avant la visite je recommande de déjeuner à L'Etoile de Charonne juste à côté du point de rdv. Nous avons eu la chance d'avoir Fred comme guide pour la visite du cimetière du Père Lachaise juste pour nous puisque nous étions un peu hors saison (en Novembre) et les restrictions dues au Covid n'aident pas le tourisme.

December 14, 2021

Product ID: 76741