Guided tour

Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From US$ 19.77 per person

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
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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
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    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 1086 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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    Very nice and entertaining tour, the guide was so knowledgeable and prepared, and I learned so many new tidbits from him - even about people I've previously researched up on. This is my 2nd time on a Pere Lachaise tour, and this was so much better than the one before. Fantastic tour

    April 18, 2022

    We were given lots of history!

    Karen was an excellent guide for our visit to Pere Lachaise Cemetery. She gave us time to look as we walked and when we reached the graves on her list, she gave us plenty of information about the people buried there. She also told us about the policies used by the cemetery to determine whose bodies stayed there, as well as the different costs to be buried there. All together, it was a very worth while.

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    April 10, 2019

    The cemetery is so large, you really must have a guide. Hamish pointed out things we never would have noticed and told stories to make the experience come alive. Only negative was he walked a bit fast for those of us who wanted to stop and take pics.

    May 3, 2022

    Product ID: 390457

    VA ID: 390457