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Tour code: 3731GRAVES
Experience Paris’ of eras past on this 2-hour walking tour of the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery. A knowledgable local guide will lead you through a maze of haunting yet romantic headstones and tombs including those of Jim Morrison, Balzac and Oscar Wilde – bedecked in vibrant kisses from hundreds of admirers. Learn about some of Paris’ most famous figures and iconic stories on this small-group excursion.


  • Leave the tourist path to explore a hidden cemetery of Paris
  • Hear stories, legends and little-known facts about Père Lachaise Cemetery
  • 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

Your rendez-vous with Paris’ famous dead begins in the afternoon at Alexandre Dumas metro station. Meet your english-speaking guide and stroll into Père Lachaise Cemetery, the city’s most visited graveyard. Spanning 110 acres (44 hectares), this cemetery houses hundreds of thousands of the city’s famous and infamous dead in tombs of varying extravagance.

Hear about some of the site’s famous artists, musicians and writers that rest here such as Edith Piaf, Molière, Chopin, Proust, Delacroix, Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde. Wander through the labyrinth of graves and along stony paths to visit tombs accented in eccentricity and distinction. 

As you experience the haunting magnificence of the cemetery, you’ll learn tragic histories of lovers like Heloïse and Abelard – united in a single tomb in the 1817 after centuries apart – and forward-thinking women like writers Gertrude Stein and Collette.

Your 2-hour tour concludes at Porte du Rèpos near the Philippe Auguste metro stop.

Customer Reviews

Geri K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very well done. Guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Jessica E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour was amazing! Emily was a wonderful tour guide!

Walter K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour. The guide, Davor, was exceptionally knowlegable and cordial.

Janette H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very informative guide. Really interesting location. We really enjoyed it.

Desiree G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


Thomas K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

me and my friend enjoyed the tour it is well worth the visit our guide Linda was great she made it a great day
without her we would not have found the most of the graves we seen

Charles A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The guide was terrific! He shared the history of the cemetery, but not in 'cold facts' but in anecdotes. The group was quite small and he was very engaged and personable. We are recommending this tour to all our friends.

Nicole D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour guide. Very informative and fun. Highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Such an experience. To find out the history of the place plus visit the final resting place
of so many famous people. My partner is French and to visit the grave of Piaf was a standout
moment of the tour. For me, although touched with sadness over the events that led to his death, I
was humbled to see the grave of Jim Morrison. Again, thank you Viator for such a great way to
learn about this incredible part of Paris

Julie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Alberto was amazing - he was interesting and the stories he shared were very informative.

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