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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)

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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.

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, Jul 2018

Our tour guide, Georgia, was fantastic! We have taken many tours with in various countries with great guides and she was by far the best! She was a wealth of information and delivered it in such a way that you felt as if you were part of the history. I would very much recommend this tour!

, Jul 2018

This is exactly what it says, a walking tour through the cemetery. If you are looking to see specific graves this does stop at notables, Hendrix etc. then this will be a good tour for you. You walk at a meandering pace that gives you time to take photos and see what you need to see. If you are just looking to see what the cemetery is like this may be too long a time, 2 hrs. The tour is also up and down on cobbled paths and I would not recommend it to anyone that needs a walker, wheelchair or other mobility device. I also would not advise it if you have additional extensive walking later in the day, our group had tired feet. It would have been nice to receive a handout with the information the guide share as it was difficult to take notes.

, Jul 2018

Zack was a fantastic guide! He is a wonderful story teller and filled us in on so many facts! He definitely kept our attention. My husband, myself and it seemed everyone else in the group enjoyed our experience with Zack and the beautiful cemetery.

, May 2018

This was an unexpected highlight of our week it is not a tour I would have thought to select if not for the recommendation of a friend who lived in Paris for a time. If you like history and want something that is a definite change of pace from the usual museum tour this is an excellent option! Our guide was personable, enthusiastic, humorous and extremely knowledgeable. Questions were answered thoughtfully and he engaged the kids in our group. I would definitely do this tour again. Be aware that the tour does involve some walking on uneven ground with frequent slight inclines and might be difficult for guests with mobility issues, but for visitors who want to see more of Paris than the usual monuments and tourist photo ops, this tour is an awesome addition to your sightseeing plan.

, Apr 2018

Got to see Jim Morrison's graveyard and many other famous people, My tour guide was amazing, she is fun, knowledgeable and delightful to walk with, the whole experience is very interesting and something different to do while in Paris.

, Apr 2018

Avi was a true professional and shared his expertise with the group at this unusual venue. The highlight for us was seeing Chopin's and Jim Morrison's graves. The back stories of this place, let alone the unusual artistic / unique gravestones is certainly worth a visit. Avi was engaging and we thank him for his patience with our group. Would definitely try and find him again for other tours when in Paris again!

, Dec 2017

This tour was amazing!

, Oct 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.

, Oct 2017

This tour was OK, it was boring in some parts of the tour. I was extremely disappointed that this walking tour didn't go to Chopin's grave.

, Sep 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.


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