Guided tour

Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

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Don’t miss the guided walking tour around Père Lachaise Cemetery, the most visited cemetery in the world. Famous residents include Edith Piaf, Jim Morisson, Chopin, and Oscar Wilde. Let your guide fill you in on the ins and outs of the cemetery and some of its famous residents.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
German, French, English
Small group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please prepare for walking on cobbled pathways.
Highlights
  • Explore one of Paris’ unmissable famous landmarks with an expert guide
  • Visit the final resting place of famous figures such as Jim Morrison, Chopin, and Edith Piaf
  • See beautiful funerary art all over the cemetery
  • Hear anecdotes about the 19th-century cemetery and its famous inhabitants
Full description
Visit one of Paris’ quirkier landmarks, the Père Lachaise Cemetery, on a walking tour with an expert guide. Don’t miss the most visited cemetery in the world during your stay in Paris, with over 3.5 million visitors every year. See the final resting places of many famous artistic, literary, and historical figures, including Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf, Delacroix, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and many others. Explore the grounds of the 19th-century cemetery with your guide, whose commentary will balance humor with historical accuracy. Let them share secrets with you about the cemetery and some of its famous residents. Highlights include the quaint cobbled paths, elaborate tombs, and stunning decorative funerary art.
Includes
  • Pere Lachaise Cemetery visit
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    At the exit of Metro stop Alexandre Dumas, on Line 2. Your guide will be waiting at the exit with a sign (there is only 1 Metro exit at this stop).

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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 1481 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5

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    Not a sad tour at all, like I would have expected, but stories about living passionately. We were very happy with our guide (Maryan, if i remember correctly). She is very knowledgeable and it's easy to see/hear that she's "into history". Couldn't recommend this tour strongly enough, it's both beautiful, interesting and unexpected.

    December 3, 2022

    Our guide Maryem was fantastic. She was knowledgeable, personable, and organized. We were a large group but she gave everyone personal attention. She showed us some of the most well-known graves (Wilde, Morrison, Piaf, etc.) as well as those perhaps not known outside of France. The cemetery is breathtaking. We spent about three hours wandering after our tour and saw so much more - but we were very grateful for taking this tour which gave us an added perspective we would have missed!

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    November 27, 2022

    That there are many famous people buried at Pere Lachaise is known, but the history behind the creation of the cemetary we did not know. Our guide, Victoria, did a wonderful job of giving us the background of the cemetary and introduced us to some people who were very important when they lived. Additionally she gave us less well known information about the various revolutions in Paris. Super guide, absolutely recommended.

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    November 13, 2022

    Product ID: 390457

    VA ID: 390457