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


  • 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)

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 morning 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

Douglas J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an amazingly informative and interesting walking tour. Our guide Avi was brilliant. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in the history of Paris and some of its people.

Charlotte P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Met our local tour guide who took us up to the cemetery. She was studying history in Paris and she was really passionate and knowledgable about the history of Paris. I am so glad we saw this graveyard with a tour guide as there were so many more interesting facts that we found out that we just wouldn't have known without their input. I would recommend this tour to anyone - very interesting and highly recommended.

Lan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Valuable tour, experienced well knowledge guide. Recommend.

Tony B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent 2 hour excursion through the Père Lachaise Cemetary. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared many anecdotes with us. We would highly recommend this company.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

It has been a couple of years since we did this tour of Pere Lachaise but we still talk about it. It was one of the most interesting and fun things we did while in Paris. Our guide's name was Fernando, I think and he is Italian. He was very knowledgeable, interesting and made the tour a lot of fun. We could have stayed there all day! There is a lot of fascinating history in Pere Lachaise and it is a don't miss tour. Without a guide you will have a very difficult time finding the graves you are looking for and will miss out on all of the wonderful stories that you will hear. If I ever return to Paris I will probably do it again!

Sibyl B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

It was a fantastic tour which included a little history, a little humor and even some Old Paris gossip. We had visited Pere Lachaise before, and it was wonderful- However, having a guide really showed us how much we'd missed out on just wandering around admiring the place. The stories, some sad, some happy, some strange- gave a new depth of meaning to Pere Lachaise for us. The tour guide was excellent and his first language is English, a very well read and entertaining man!

Gregory C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017


Thomas B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

I recently visited Paris and explored three cemeteries there, searching for the graves of my favorite composers. I purchased a tour of Pere Lachaise, and was absolutely delighted with it. Our guide, Kate an ex-pat from Ohio was superb in showing us around and explaining the history of the residents we saw. She had a firm grasp on the history of the place and was full of interesting stories and quips. I was sorry when the tour ended! Bravo, Kate! If you plan to visit Pere Lachaise, make sure Kate is your very able guide!

Brooke I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

I went on the Pere Lachaise Gravestone Walking Tour yesterday, and absolutely loved it! The guide's name was Feret, and he did an outstanding job, he was both informative and had a great sense of humor. He was an excellent storyteller and seemed to really enjoy his work. His English is also very good, and is easy to understand. The walk is very easy to do for those having endurance concerns. I did stay in the cemetery after the tour to look around some more, but I really found the walking tour was very comprehensive in showing the highlights, and for those that don't have the extra time to spend after the tour are really not missing out on anything. I find that very remarkable for a cemetery of that size. Also of note, a tour is the best way to see this cemetery, finding the tombs, even with a map, is very time consuming and can be difficult.

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