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Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour

1. Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour

Wander the quiet walkways and park-like setting of Père Lachaise Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in Paris and discover the last resting place of Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Molière, Jim Morrison, Jean Paul Sartre, Chopin and many others. Meet your guide at the entrance to the cemetery in the 20th arrondissement and learn about the artists, writers, politicians and other remarkable personalities that are buried within its beautiful stone walls. Hear stories that encapsulate the history of Paris, the cemetery itself and even the popular culture, literary and political history of the 20th century. Learn about a gruesome Communist uprising in Paris and the hordes of Jim Morrison fans that make a pilgrimage to visit the tomb of The Doors front man.

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Le Marais: Private Walking Tour

2. Le Marais: Private Walking Tour

Your guide will take you beyond the beaten track and typical tourist routes to another cultural dimension, on this mystical and enchanting escape to some of the more unusual spots in the French capital. Tailor your itinerary to suit your group and spend more time at the locations that spark your interest. Originally a swamp, the land of the Marais was drained and it became habitable, soon enticing settlers. It developed into the center of the city’s Jewish community, remaining so to this day. Over the years it has gone through several transformations, changing from a chic residential area that was home to aristocrats and even a royal court, to a run-down neighborhood. Today, the Marais is reliving its finest days. With your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to see the best it has to offer. Experience the royal history of the Marais by exploring the pristine Place des Vosges, a public square with unparalleled beauty in Paris. During the tour, your guide will show you the many faces of this unique neighborhood, narrate some interesting stories, and inform you about important historical events.

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Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery Private Tour

3. Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery Private Tour

Situated on the top of an enchanted hill called Mont Louis, the Père Lachaise Cemetery is world-renowned for its funerary art and as the final resting place for many great cultural icons. The cemetery is a surprising open-air museum of 70,000 graves, 44 hectares and 5,300 trees.  An experienced and licensed guide who knows this labyrinth like the insides of their pockets will be there just for you. The itinerary can be easily customized and adapted on the spot according to your tastes, interests, and time. Your guide will provide a narrative of energy and passion, balancing humor with historical accuracy. Avoid the noisy big groups and experience this unique spot in a more intimate way as your guide reveals to you the secrets and legends of past and present. This tour can be just for you alone, for your partner, for your family, or for your group of friends - and all special requests will be fulfilled. Many celebrities are buried here, both local and international - this includes Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Isadora Duncan, Gertrude Stein, Maria Callas, Marcel Proust, Chopin, Molière, Delacroix, Piaf, Marceau, and so many more. Your guide will take you off the beaten path to visit the graves of some of the world's best, and to discover this unusual landscaped beauty. The tour is approximately 2 hours, but the rest is up to you!

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Paris: Famous Graves of Père Lachaise Small Group Tour

4. Paris: Famous Graves of Père Lachaise Small Group Tour

Historic and scenic, Père Lachaise Cemetery boasts some of the most expensive and coveted grave real estate in the world. It is the final resting place for famous artists, writers and musicians, from Yves Montand and Simone Signoret to Chopin and Oscar Wilde. On this 2-hour walking tour you’ll wander through this labyrinth of headstones, trees, and paths as your guide points out the famous graves and eccentricities that make this place so special. Oscar Wilde’s tomb surely stands out, covered entirely with bright red lipstick from kisses left by visiting admirers. As you pass Chopin’s tomb it seems that you can almost hear his well-known funeral march. See the final resting place of Molière, the famous French playwright. Famous for irony and satire, Molière, a sick man whose doctors thought he was a hypochondriac, died on stage playing a well man who is a hypochondriac, while the audience cheered him on. The most visited grave is that of the American rock star, Jim Morrison. His grave and those surrounding it are covered with graffiti from the hordes of fans that come here. Enjoy a walk through an extraordinary cemetery and relive the lives of some of the world’s greats.

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What people are saying about Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Did this tour with my granddaughters ages 20,18,and14. Our guide, Dina, was outstanding. My girls all said this was there favorite tour and she was their favorite guide. Would highly recommend doing.

We had a great time with Alberto who is equally very friendly and knowledgeable. Fluent in multiple languages and generous with his time I can highly recommend his private tour!!!

Vic was an amazing tour guide, very kind and knowledgeable. We learned so many interesting facts while exploring this beautiful cemetery. Would highly recommend!

Ferit was an amazing guide! So fun and knowledgeable.

Go go go! Ferit was amazing. The tour was so interesting and we were mesmerized. I’ll refer friends and I’ll def Come back

Victoire was an excellent guide- full of enthusiasm and info, and very approachable. Highly recommend!