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Paris: Pere Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

1. Paris: Pere Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

Discover an enchanted hill in the center of Paris on a guided tour of the labyrinthine Pere Lachaise Cemetery, world-renowned for its funerary art and as the final resting place for many great men and women from the world of art, music, literarure and history. The most surprising open-air museum in Paris, Pere Lachaise is home to 70,000 graves and 5,300 trees in 44 hectares of landscaped beauty. Your guide will lead you down the cemetery’s cobbled paths to see picturesque tombstones. The necro-romantic safari 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 Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, and Jim Morrison. Discover the final resting place of Molière and Chopin. Pay your respects at the graves of Isadora Duncan and Gertrude Stein, and marvel at the tomb of Héloise and Abélard. 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.

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4.8 / 5

based on 1,161 reviews

One of the most interesting and at times bizarre guided tours that I have ever been on. The tour is a melange of different things: a walk through the history of Paris during the last 300 years, the architectural styles of the monuments, the changing cultural norms of how we remember our dead, the events which happened in the cemetary itself, the famous people buried there, and stories of ordinary people who are interesting even though they are not famous. Also amazing to me was that you think a cemetary should be a sombre, grave place (if you pardon the pun), but many of the monuments are full of humour and levity. It's a fascinating place and a compelling tour.

A very nice visit of more than 3 hours with Jean François, a great guide, very pleasant and with a lot of humor who knows his subject perfectly with lots of anecdotes. We did not see the time pass.

The guide, Jean-Francois, was simply outstanding! I recommend without reservation!

Very good visit. The welcome, the guide was perfect. We had a great time

One of the most beautiful cultural excursion of my life