Paris' Pere Lachaise Gravestone Walking Tour
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Stop At: Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris France
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.
Duration: 2 hours
- Local guide in English
- Walking tour of Pere La Chaise cemetery
- Entry/Admission - Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please note tour runs only in English
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour was a very pleasant surprise. My grandson requested this tour but all four of us found this a extremely informational, a beautiful setting and the guide (Georgia) was extremely pleasant, knowledgable, easy to listen and was through delight. She made this tour one of our highlights.
Our guide Georgia was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and brought history to life with wonderful anecdotes.
We've been to Paris many times, but we never thought about visiting a cemetery until a friend who lives there suggested we visit Pere Lachaise. And we're so glad we did. Zac, our tour guide, was AMAZING - he brought the whole place to life - which isn't that easy at a cemetery. He had stories about the history of graveyards going back centuries, as well as how and why Pere Lachaise was established, and about the many famous people who live there now. Would strongly recommend this tour - and try to get Zac as your guide. A nice, laid back guy, with a great sense of humour, and an amazing knowledge of the place.
Second time. I love this place! Although this time the guide did not know the history of Jim Morrison's headstone...
We loved this tour! The guide was a Vassar history major with a book on burial grounds in the works. She was so smart and knowledgeable, directing us to all the key tombs including Mozart, Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison. It was a rainy day and the experience was one of our most memorable in Paris. Don't miss it.
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.