Guided tour

Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

From US$ 21.39 per person

Don’t miss the guided walking tour around Père Lachaise Cemetery, the most visited cemetery in the world. Famous residents include Edith Piaf, Jim Morisson, Chopin, and Oscar Wilde. Let your guide fill you in on the ins and outs of the cemetery and some of its famous residents.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
German, French, English
Small group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please prepare for walking on cobbled pathways.
Highlights
  • Explore one of Paris’ unmissable famous landmarks with an expert guide
  • Visit the final resting place of famous figures such as Jim Morrison, Chopin, and Edith Piaf
  • See beautiful funerary art all over the cemetery
  • Hear anecdotes about the 19th-century cemetery and its famous inhabitants
Full description
Visit one of Paris’ quirkier landmarks, the Père Lachaise Cemetery, on a walking tour with an expert guide. Don’t miss the most visited cemetery in the world during your stay in Paris, with over 3.5 million visitors every year. See the final resting places of many famous artistic, literary, and historical figures, including Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf, Delacroix, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and many others. Explore the grounds of the 19th-century cemetery with your guide, whose commentary will balance humor with historical accuracy. Let them share secrets with you about the cemetery and some of its famous residents. Highlights include the quaint cobbled paths, elaborate tombs, and stunning decorative funerary art.
Includes
  • Access to Pere Lachaise Cemetery
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    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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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 1275 reviews

    Review summary

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

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    Hamish did a great job taking us around the cemetery and giving us lots and lots of history about the area and some of the individual graves. He's very nice and clearly knowledgable. However, he went very quickly - walked very quickly and it was difficult to see any graves except for the ones he stopped to explain to us. The tour lasted 2 hours instead of 3 hours and I feel it would have been nice to go a bit slower so that we could appreciate the graves we were passing as we walked through the cemetery.

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    June 9, 2022

    Hamish was a great tour guide for Père Lachaise! He was very knowledgeable, shared interesting stories about the cemetery, its history and its famous inhabitants. The tour was well paced and lasted 3 hours. The group was indeed small (11 people). Although the entry is free and there is a map with all the famous graves, it would not be the same looking for them by ourselves. The cemetery is very big and the tour makes it very convenient and efficient to go from one tombstone to another, in addition to the stories and history behind each grave. Hence it is a great value for money. Highly recommended!

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    May 23, 2022

    Very nice and entertaining tour, the guide was so knowledgeable and prepared, and I learned so many new tidbits from him - even about people I've previously researched up on. This is my 2nd time on a Pere Lachaise tour, and this was so much better than the one before. Fantastic tour

    April 18, 2022

    Product ID: 390457

    VA ID: 390457