Guided tour

Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

37 reviews

Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour

Activity provider: Fat Tire Tours - Paris
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From US$ 26.08 per person

See the tombs of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Edith Piaf and many others on a picturesque walk around the Père Lachaise Cemetery. Learn the history of one of the most famous burial sites in Paris on a small group guided tour.

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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the tombs of Chopin, Oscar Wilde and Edith Piaf among others
  • Hear the fascinating historical origins of the Père Lachaise Cemetery
  • Soak up the unique atmosphere of the beautiful setting
Full description
Join a passionate and knowledgeable guide to learn the story of the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery, burial site of some of the world's most famous men and women. Trace the story of the cemetery, from its origins as the country house of the king's confessor to its role as a battlefield during the Napoleonic Wars. Now regarded as one of the most romantic cemeteries in the world, the site is a journey back in time as you stroll along its cobblestone paths. Discover the burial site of the 12th-century lovers, Heloise and Abelard, whose tale is recorded in love letters in their tomb commissioned by Josephine Bonaparte. Pay your respects to icons of the arts and letters, such as Jim Morrison and Gertrude Stein. Visit the last resting place of Edith Piaf, Moliere and Delacroix. Wander along the picturesque lanes and hear fascinating stories about well-known figures. Escape from the crowds and marvel at the funerary art for a truly unique experience in Paris.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Small group tour
  • Entry to the cemetery
  • English-speaking tour guide

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the main entrance to the cemetery on Boulevard de Ménilmontant.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be navigating cobblestones and uneven ground
    • The tour typically ends at around 05:00 PM, but you are welcome to stay longer in the cemetery if they wish, until closing time at 06:00 PM
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 37 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5

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    He’s a wonderful guide, he walks slowly and shows you the very important graves (the famous and the not so famous). Loves arts and tells you a lot of clever and lovely things about everything. I definitely recommend this tour. I would do it again! I think his name was Kit o Kip. Thank you so much! Love from Mexico.

    August 11, 2018

    Memorable experience

    Kit is a brilliant guide and a wonderful historian. He showed us all the famous graves, sharing fun, unique and heartfelt stories along the way. I can't recommend going with a guide enough; we were a small group of three (basically a private tour!). We passed loads of clueless people head down in their phones, desperately trying to locate the right graves. Thank you!

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    June 16, 2018

    Very interesting and guide made it even more so and fun too.

    Its a huge place and you would need hours to go through it all. Our short tour was enough time to walk around get a quick overview. Our guide pointed out some great Historic stuff that we would not have found on our own. He was also funny and we had a very enjoyable time,

    July 7, 2017

    Product ID: 75957