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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Britta L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

My husband and I were lucky enough to be the only two people booked on this tour. It was fabulous, our guide was extremely good. I know this is a tour you can do yourself, but having someone show you the layout, take you to graves of notable interest and be able to answer your questions is a must - the place is vast and you could spend all day just looking for one grave - and still not find it!!!

Natalia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Very great!

Susan E S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Davor was a superb guide - informed, personable, and a wonderful storyteller. This was a highlight of my week in Paris.

Siyu C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I had an amazing time following our guide Davor. The group is very small so we had good interaction along the way. During the tour we visited celebrity tombs as well as the less known ones that have very interesting stories. If I were there by myself I'd never have guessed those intriguing stories. Definitely recommend it to those who are curious about the history of Pere Lachaise, and those who want to explore Paris from a different perspective.

Lara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had a great tour with Avi. He provided a wealth of information in an interesting way. He took us by all the major graves and told us about the people/graves, etc. A great way to visit Pere Lachaise. I'd highly recommend this tour.

Wade H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was the highlight of my Paris visit. The 2 hour tour easily covers the history of the cemetery as well as the stories of some of the people buried there. This is a must for anyone wanting to experience something different in Paris.

Carol B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very good tour if you're interested in where some 'celebrities 'are buried. Well narrated.

Vicki C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. This cemetary is enourmous and I don't think we would have found any of the graves of the famous people if we went by ourselves. You also get the added benefit of all of the stories of many other people buried in this cemetary, as well as the history and legends of the cemetary itself. It's a two hour tour, so may want to plan it for the morning.

theburrow Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We enjoyed the tour, the history, and the many stories our guide had to tell. Though it is possible to see the cemetery without the guide, I do not think it would have been as richly fulfilling.

Graham K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Tour guide Alberto was very informative and very entertaining. The cemetery is amazing. Aside from the impressive graves of important people, it has a very calming and relaxing atmosphere, especially in the old and shaded areas.

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