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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Paris: Pere Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour in French

Product ID: 199630
Explore the funerary art of the legendary Père Lachaise Cemetery of Paris with a 2.5-hour guided tour. Admire the graves of Marcel Proust, Honoré de Balzac, Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Chopin and many other artists, writers, and musicians.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the cobbled paths of the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery
  • See the graves of Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf, Honoré de Balzac, Moliere, La Fontaine, Jim Morrison, Chopin, and many others
  • Marvel at stunning funerary art
  • Hear anecdotes about the famous, both past and present
Full description
The most surprising open-air museum in Paris, Père Lachaise is home to 70,000 graves and 5,300 trees in 44 hectares of landscaped beauty.

On this tour you will discover an enchanted hill in the heart of Paris, with full commentary in this labyrinthine cemetery, famous all over the world for its funerary art and as the final resting home for extraordinary women and men who left their mark in history, art, and literature.

The necro-romantic experience is certified by the Paris Visitors Bureau, and takes you on a trip through history, where the great celebrities of the past come alive. See the tombs of Marcel Proust, Honoré de Balzac, Edith Piaf, Delacroix, Gericault, Jim Morisson, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and many others. Discover the final resting place of Molière and La Fontaine. Your guide will provide a narrative of energy and passion, balancing humor with historical accuracy to share secrets and anecdotes about the legends of the past and present.
Includes
  • Live guide
  • Entrance fee to the cemetery

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

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

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Wear comfortable shoes
• The local supplier regrets that they are unable to accommodate guests in wheelchairs, or with any impairments that require special assistance
• Tailor-made tours are available on request
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 269 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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magnifique!

What an utterly delightful experience. I overlooked the description saying the tour was in French, which I can read at some level, but cannot speak. Les Necromantiques (the operators) were in touch with me quickly to point out this oversight and were very helpful as I decided what to do. Ultimately, limited time won the day and I went. Although I could understand only about 1 in 7 words the guide spoke, he was highly entertaining, even leading us in singing La Vie en Rose at Piaf's grave. I found myself laughing a great deal and looking on in wonder quite often. Others on the tour were helpful in clarifying some things and we visited corners that might have been difficult to discover on one's own. The esteemed documentarian of funerary arts, M. Andre Chabot, joined us and shared observations. I was privileged to speak with him several times during the tour. Overall, this was truly memorable and I highly recommend it.

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October 4, 2019

guide excellent qui nous fait partager sa passion pour les cimetières avec beaucoup d'anecdotes et beaucoup d'humour tout en restant extrêmement respectueux des lieux. Très abordable répondant avec à nos questions avec précisions, ne regardant pas sa montre. Notre visite s'est prolongée une 1/2 h de plus. Monsieur Thierry LE ROI est à recommander !!!

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January 26, 2020

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Le guide était tres tres interessant et dynamique.

September 16, 2019

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