5 star rating: Highly Recommended 165 Reviews

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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Paris' Pere LaChaise Gravestone Walking Tour

Visit one of the most romantic and mysterious sites in Paris on a small group walking tour through Pere LaChaise cemetery. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people on this small group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.


  • Leave the tourist path to explore a hidden cemetery of Paris
  • Hear stories, legends and little-known facts about Pere LaChaise cemtery
  • See all of the best known graves including Jim Morrison and Chopin.
  • Entertaining and informative tour led by exceptionally knowledgeable guide
  • Personalized small group and commentary (maximum 25 people)

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What You Can Expect

Paris' Pere LaChaise Gravestone Walking Tour

Famous Graves Walking Tour of Paris

Most people wouldn’t include a cemetery on their list of things to do when visiting a new city, but Paris' Pere LaChaise is different. Some of the most expensive and coveted grave real estate in the world, Pere LaChaise is home to 70,000 dead, including some of the most famous artists, writers and musicians the world has ever known.

The graves of the famous dead include the American musician Jim Morrison, Irish author Oscar Wilde, and French writers Balzac and Proust. On your guided meander through this romantic labyrinth of stones, trees and paths, your guide will point out the famous graves and hidden eccentricities that make this famous cemetery so special.

Discover one of the greatest and most tragic love stories of all time - that of Heloise and Abelard, now buried side by side after long years of separation. As we pass Chopin’s tomb you can almost hear his best-known piece, the Funeral Dirge. We’ll also find the resting place of Molière, the famous French playwright.

Join us on this extraordinary tour of Paris Pere LaChaise and hear the stories of the great people buried in this very special cemetery.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was easily one of the top highlights of our Paris trip this July. We took a guided tour of the cemetery and our guide - Alessandro I think his name was - was not only very knowledgeable but also very enthusiastic and charming. Aside from telling us about the rich histories of the cemetery and the famous and not-so-famous graves, he also entertained us with charming little anecdotes of the cemetery. All together, it was a great tour and if we visit Paris again next summer, we will definitely take another guided tour and preferably with the same guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent. Informative guide, right amount. Of interaction with the group a famous out experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Alberto, our guide, did a wonderful job satifying all the members of his group. He asked everyone whose grave they would like to visit and off we went. He explained a lot of history of Paris and the foundation of the cemetery. We visited the final resting places of such people as Jim Morrison my daughter's request, Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Maria Callas, and Edith Piaf, Moliere and many more. This is one of my favorite attractions in Paris. Don't just stroll through the cemetery, book the tour and learn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour on Thursday September 10 was excellent, and our guide Harve'? set just the right tone. He dedicated extra time and effort to make sure that my visit to the grave of Marcel Proust was a meaningful experience for me. My whirlwind tour of London, Paris, and Rome included many fabulous and fascinating moments, but The Pere LaChaise Gravestone Waling Tour is what I'll remember the most. The cemetery's history is intriguing, and the gravestones and setting are beautiful. I urge every tourist to carve out time amid the bustle and sign up for this marvelous tour. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A superb tour: thoroughly well informed, thoughtfully designed tour. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour guide Ruta from CityWalks Tours. Very knowledgeable about the residents within the cemetary - really knew her way around. Could not have done this tour without guide. Seen so many famous people's graves and learned some history along the way. Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

perfect. I've been to pere lachaise before but this time was exceptional. our italian guide really knew what he was doing. great knowledge and fun. Don't visit pere lachaise without viator team, it won't be the same.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My partner and I signed up for the tour of the Pere LaChaise tour since we figured it would be valuable in such a vast space to have a guide. Alberto was incredibly insightful and informative and the tour was entertaining, humorous, and thoroughly enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Avi, our guide was absolutely fantastic! He was very knowledgeable about the cemetery and had many stories that brought the people buried there to life no pun intended. A very interesting tour, bring your best walking shoes and get set for a most enjoyable time

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