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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.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group available
  • 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
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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.
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    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide by the entrance to Pere Lachaise Cemetery on Rue des Rondeaux. The nearest Metro station is Gambetta (Line 3). Please note that the nearest Metro station is not Pere Lachaise. Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Oversize luggage
    • Smoking
    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • Please prepare for walking on cobbled pathways.
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    4.8 / 5

    based on 644 reviews

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    on this saturday february 20, 2021, the visit of the cemetery of pere lachaise was very interesting. we didn t see the 3 hours and a half of the visit go by, it was so informative and also anecdotal with our great guide Jean François. thank you again jean françois for this fabulous moment, full of humor and poetry. see you very soon, we hope for a "thrill paris" together. mimi and alain. the olds goth.

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    February 27, 2021

    Excellent visit to Père Lachaise Cemetery! Very interesting history of the cemetery, anecdotes in shambles, hilarious guide "to die for laughter"! Very beautiful journey through time among the tombs, from the simplest to the most monumental, in an atmosphere of tranquility. Even my 17 year old teenager liked it very much. I would do this visit again very gladly!

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    August 7, 2020

    Great visit with a passionate guide!

    About the guide: Extensive knowledge, Lively and Funny About the Père Lachaise Cemetery: Must be done if already visited the Tier 1 landmarks (Louvre, Versailles, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre). Like visiting a museum without being trapped inside a building. The only issue for non-French is that most of celebrities resting in this cemetery and associated historical context are French, and therefore are harder to relate to. Note: As no English-speaking slot was available when we booked, our tour was in French.

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    August 17, 2018

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