Guided tour

The Père Lachaise Cemetery: Guided 2-Hour Small-Group Tour

The Père Lachaise Cemetery: Guided 2-Hour Small-Group Tour

From US$ 24.90 per person

Enjoy a guided 2-hour tour through the celebrated Père Lachaise cemetery of Paris, and discover the famous graves of iconic figures such as Jim Morisson and Oscar Wilde, as well as the fascinating history and architectural design of the cemetery.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, French
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy a leisurely walk through the stunning and famous Père Lachaise cemetery
  • Learn more about the fascinating history of the cemetery
  • See famous graves such as the ones of Chopin and Jim Morisson
Full description
The Père Lachaise cemetery was first opened in Paris in 1804. Today, it is the biggest cemetery in Paris, and houses the graves of a lot of famous artists, writers and politicians, including the likes of Chopin, Jim Morisson, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, and Delacroix. On this guided visit, make your way through the cemetery discover the different kinds of architecture and sculptures along the graves, supplemented with fascinating anecdotes and historical explanations from your guide, including an explanation as to the creation and the origins of the name of the Père Lachaise cemetery, as well as the discovery of some beautiful graves and legends, like that of the star-crossed Heloise and Abelard.
  • Licensed guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not recommended for people with walking disabilities
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 159 reviews

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Our guide (he was covering the tour for another guide who was ill) was extremely knowledgeable and made every effort to accommodate our interests and requests to see specific graves or other points of interest in the cemetery. He also shared many things about Père Lachaise’s history and the evolution of the city of Paris.

August 27, 2019

Excellent guide & fascinating, must-see venue

Alain was an excellent guide who firstly asked us what we were most wanted to see then followed up with other areas which he thought might also be of interest to us. He was knowledgeable, low-key and just the type of guide that we enjoy interacting with. We would never have found the gravesite so easily without a guide so I highly recommend hiring one and the ancillary anecdotes about each "occupant" were interesting and entertaining. This was our first time using this service and we will do so again.

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December 30, 2017

Interesting and formative

Allen led our small group of 4 --even an extra 1/2 hour longer--to get to all the graves on my list. I had read a suggestion to bring names of those I wished to see and had 8. Another person on the tour added one. Allen said if we didn't mind staying longer he would take us to all as they were spread out. He knew the location of and information on all as well as many others alone the way. A very fun tour.

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October 2, 2017

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