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Père Lachaise Cemetery Tours

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Père Lachaise Cemetery
Paris’ largest and most prestigious cemetery, the Père Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetière du Père Lachaise) was founded in 1804. Today it contains more than 70,000 ornate tombs, including those of some of France’s most important public figures.

The Basics
The grand, tree-lined avenues and cobblestone lanes of the Père Lachaise Cemetery make a dramatic backdrop for a walking tour, and the faded headstones and aging monuments harbor centuries of history. With more than 110 acres (44 hectares) to explore, visiting with a tour guide is the most convenient option, and most small-group or private tours stop at all the highlights, including Jim Morrison’s grave.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Admission to the Père Lachaise Cemetery is free.
  • The cemetery  is wheelchair accessible, although some areas may be difficult to access without assistance.
  • Cemetery maps are available for free from the information office at the Boulevard de Ménilmontant entrance. 

How to Get There
The Père Lachaise Cemetery is located in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, around 3 miles (5km) east of downtown Paris. The cemetery has four entrances; the main entrance is on Boulevard de Ménilmontant, close to the Philippe Auguste metro stop (line 2). Other entrances are situated close to the Père-Lachaise (lines 2 and 3), Gambetta (line 3), and Alexandre Dumas (line 2) metro stations. 

When to Get There
The cemetery is open year round and is busiest in summer, when group tours descend on to  the most popular sites. To avoid the crowds, time your visit  for the early morning or aim for 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., when most tours break for lunch. 

Famous Residents of the Père Lachaise
Père Lachaise is the resting place of renowned composers, writers, artists, actors, singers, dancers, and even the immortal 12th-century lovers Abélard and Héloïse. One of the most-visited grave sites is that of rock star Jim Morrison of the Doors, who died in an apartment on rue Beautreillis in the Marais in 1971. Others include Oscar Wilde, Maria Callas, Chopin, Marcel Proust, Modigliani, Edith Piaf, Gertrude Stein, and Georges Haussmann—the man who laid out Paris's magnificent 19th-century boulevards.
Address: 16 rue de Repos, Paris 75020, France
Hours: Weekdays 8am - 6pm, Sat 8:30am - 6pm, Sun 9am - 6pm (shorter hours in winter)
Admission: Free
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Paris' Pere Lachaise Gravestone Walking Tour

Paris' Pere Lachaise Gravestone Walking Tour

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Experience Paris’ of eras past on this walking tour of the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery. A knowledgable local guide will lead you through a maze of haunting yet romantic headstones and tombs including those of Jim Morrison, Balzac and Oscar Wilde – bedecked in vibrant kisses from hundreds of admirers. Learn about some of Paris’ most famous figures and iconic stories on this small-group excursion.
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  • 2 hours
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Pere Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour in Paris

Pere Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour in Paris

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The final resting place for many of Paris's most celebrated artists and thinkers, Pere Lachaise Cemetery is arguably Paris's most important graveyard. With this small group tour, you'll get to see the graves of Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Edith Piaf, and Jim Morrison. An English-speaking guide who knows the cemetery well will be on site to show you around and point you to graves of interest.
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  • 2 hours
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One Hour Père Lachaise Cemetery Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap

One Hour Père Lachaise Cemetery Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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The Père Lachaise Cemetery is considered among Paris’ must-see attractions, but it’s easy to miss its hidden secrets if exploring solo. On this audio-guided tour, stroll past the tombs and graves at your leisure, and gain insight into the colorful life stories of famous stars buried there such as Edith Piaf, Jim Morrisson, and Oscar Wilde. Along the way, learn of the Père Lachaise Cemetery’s role in Parisian history.
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The Pere Lachaise Cemetery Private Tour

The Pere Lachaise Cemetery Private Tour

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Pere Lachaise is one of the best-known cemeteries—and also one of its largest. At 108 acres (44 hectares), the grounds can be difficult to navigate alone. Going with a guide ensures you find and learn about the cemetery’s most famous residents, from Jim Morrison to Edith Piaf. In addition to offering little-known facts and anecdotes, your guide takes you through hidden groves and shortcuts often missed by visitors.
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  • 2 hours
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Bundle of Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Audio Tours by VoiceMap

Bundle of Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Audio Tours by VoiceMap

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Some of the brightest lights of stage and screen have found their resting place in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, but exploring the ancient tombs and graves independently means you miss the hidden secrets they hold. On this entertaining and immersive independent tour, explore the cemetery as your audio guide shares the colorful tales and love stories of the stars buried there—from Oscar Wilde to Jim Morrisson.
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Pere Lachaise cemetery Private tour

Pere Lachaise cemetery Private tour

The Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris is the resting place of famous personalities from across the world—but finding the graves of most interest isn’t easy. On this tour, explore the cemetery with your private guide, and head directly to the tombs you’d like to visit. See the resting places of Chopin, Molière, Piaf, and more, and hear the tales and love stories that bind them eternally to Paris.
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Guided walk in an electric scooter out of Paris tourist routes

Guided walk in an electric scooter out of Paris tourist routes

I am a true Parisian who loves Paris and likes to tell his story. This circuit is unique because it does not exist in electric scooters, he is off the beaten track. It is the mix of old Paris with its suburbs and its parks far from the bustling tumult of the city center. See the most beautiful panoramic view of Paris, Learn the evolution of the 19 th industrial district of the canal St Martin and Canal de l'Ourcq, Discover the Belleville Park, the Buttes Chaumont, the Parc de la Villette. Unique experience with a real guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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A Day In The Life of Frédéric Chopin in Paris, Private Tour

A Day In The Life of Frédéric Chopin in Paris, Private Tour

If you like classical music, this is a rare opportunity to see a day in the life of Chopin, with a guide specialized in the Polish composer. See how Chopin's legacy interacts with the old and the new in the city of lights.
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Off-The-Beaten-Track Private Walking Tour

Off-The-Beaten-Track Private Walking Tour

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Some of the most interesting areas in Paris are in the less touristy neighborhoods often ignored by visitors. Once you’ve seen the main highlights, escape the crowds and discover another Paris. In more concrete terms, this service includes a private walking tour focusing on the main off-the-beaten-track neighborhood of Paris: the multicultural and working-class Eastern Paris. This service allows you to get to know the Paris hidden from guide books and tour operators. You will experience Paris like a local, far from the crowds of tourists and you will get lost in the small streets of Paris. Your guide will introduce you to the hidden places and secrets spots usually familiar only to Parisians. Please have in mind that Eastern Paris is full of hills, so this is pretty much walking up and down hills all tour.
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Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour in Paris

Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour in Paris

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As the final resting place of the likes of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, and Frédéric Chopin, the Père Lachaise Cemetery has long been a favorite for visitors to Paris. Your guide will take you through this beautiful old graveyard, narrating the history of the cemetery and those who are buried here; he can even help you find the graves of some of your favorite historic characters.
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  • 2 hours
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Eiffel Tower & Père Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tours with Seine River Cruise

Eiffel Tower & Père Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tours with Seine River Cruise

Get close to the sky and admire Paris from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower Unwind while contemplating many monuments such as the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral on a Seine River cruise Discover the tombs of Frédéric Chopin, Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde and other celebrities in the most famous cemetery of France
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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1 Day Private Walking Tour Of Paris: Montmartre, Latin Quarter, Champs Élysées

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1 Day Private Walking Tour Of Paris: Montmartre, Latin Quarter, Champs Élysées

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Skip the run-of-the-mill group sightseeing tours and explore Paris the way you want. This private guided tour is tailored to your own interests and led by a like-minded host. With a fully flexible itinerary, you can choose to see the top landmarks as well as the off-the-beaten-path places that locals love.
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  • 8 hours
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Paris Hidden Gems : Vagabond and Renowned Artists of Paris (Private Tour)

Paris Hidden Gems : Vagabond and Renowned Artists of Paris (Private Tour)

Do you continuously crave to involvement the genuine Drifter craftsmen in Paris? At that point visit Montmartre! Listen stories about their lives and see where and how they got motivated. Do you have favorite artists who worked in Montmartre? At that point you'll be able customize your claim list Our expert guide will tell you all about Toulouse Lautrec, who is synonymous with the Moulin Rouge. Also learn about Cezanne and why he was so critical in Picasso’s time. You can moreover see on the off-chance that ready to discover moving early shows like those included on Renoir’s portray, and seek for the genuine imaginative soul of Montmartre. Explore the 'Vincent van Gogh' who was a post-Impressionist painter. He was outstanding for his excellence, feeling and color painting— profoundly impacted 20th-century art. Learn more about how he battled with his mental ailment and remained destitute all through his life. The best part of being booking this tour is that you can 100% customize.
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The Famous Graves of Père Lachaise - Immersive Podcast Tour

The Famous Graves of Père Lachaise - Immersive Podcast Tour

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Love podcasts? You'll love our immersive walking tour of Père-Lachaise! The digital audio guide can be downloaded anytime directly on your smartphone! Come along and enjoy a peaceful walk through one of the world's most famous cemeteries! Founded by Emperor Napoleon, this cemetery resembles a miniature Paris and is now home to over 1 million corpses. See the graves and stories of famous people including Edith Piaf and her tale of love and loss, the tragic tale of Oscar Wilde, the bittersweet love story at the graves of Heloise and Abelard and discover how the rock n roll poet Jim Morrison remains as unconventional in life as he does in death! Moving deeper into Père Lachaise, we'll uncover the symbols and metaphors behind certain tombs as well as getting an insight to the reason why religions co-exist at the Père Lachaise. Our audio guide will be there every step of the way to bring the dead to life... and save you from getting lost in this labyrinth!
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Discovery of Père-Lachaise

Discovery of Père-Lachaise

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Live a unique experience by visiting Père-Lachaise independently at the time you want. Let yourself be guided by the application that will take you to the most illustrious graves in the cemetery.
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Père Lachaise Tour : The Most Visited Graveyard in The World

Père Lachaise Tour : The Most Visited Graveyard in The World

A tour through the cemetery! But like everything in Paris city - it's not an ordinary graveyard. It's an open museum and the most visited graveyard in the world! Pere Lachaise cemetery is the biggest garden-cemetery in Paris and it's one of the most visited places in the city after Eiffel tower. But it’s still a hidden gem; despite around 3.5 million visitors a year this garden is a quiet place and not so crowded. A perfect place to hear amazing stories. Find out all about this famous cemetery: why does it has so many famous people buried there, the rules for burying on the 19th century, which grave is the most visited, and many more insights! Join our guide and let’s pay tribute to some of the most brilliant minds that changed the world. ✔ The biggest romantic story of Middle age ✔ Have melancholy and calm feeling by walking through the garden ✔ Have a stunning view of the city! ✔ Famous Jim Morrison's resting place ✔ Oscar Wilde's spot for kisses
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Père Lachaise Cemetery hours of operation?
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Père Lachaise Cemetery hours of operation: Weekdays 8am - 6pm, Sat 8:30am - 6pm, Sun 9am - 6pm (shorter hours in winter). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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