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Paris: Famous Graves of Père Lachaise Small Group Tour

4.3 / 5

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Paris: Famous Graves of Père Lachaise Small Group Tour

From US$ 22.03 per person

You may not usually consider a cemetery a top sight to see, but Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris is one of the city’s top attractions. This coveted final resting place contains the graves of some of the world’s most famous artists, writers, and musicians.

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Duration 3 hours
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English

Experience

The experience
  • Tour one of the most popular cemeteries in the world
  • Visit graves from Chopin to Jim Morrison
  • Admire the beauty of Père Lachaise Cemetery on a pleasant afternoon walk
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

At the exit of Metro stop Alexandre Dumas, on Line 2. Your guide will be waiting at the exit with a sign (there is only 1 Metro exit at this stop).

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • The cemetery may at times close due to bad weather, and in such cases, clients will be provided with a free change of date or refund
  • Please note that from July 21st 2021, all public venues in France will require visitors over the age of 12 years old to present a “Health Pass” and a valid ID, proving that you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), OR that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48 hours, OR that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Passes can be digital or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They must be presented in English or French
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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We were given lots of history!

Karen was an excellent guide for our visit to Pere Lachaise Cemetery. She gave us time to look as we walked and when we reached the graves on her list, she gave us plenty of information about the people buried there. She also told us about the policies used by the cemetery to determine whose bodies stayed there, as well as the different costs to be buried there. All together, it was a very worth while.

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