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Famous Graves of Paris Tour at Père Lachaise Cemetery

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Visit the Pére Lachaise Paris cemetery and discover the people that contributed to the art, music, history, and culture of Paris. Located just outside central Paris, in the 20th arrondissement, it offers a rare slice of calm when you see the beautiful crypts dotted along tree-lined paths.


  • Set out on a tour of the Père Lachaise cemetery, one of the most interesting sites to visit in Paris.

  • It is the final resting place of some of the world's most famous artists, musicians, and writers.

  • Follow your expert English-speaking guide through the maze and visit as many graves as possible.

  • See the grave of Jim Morrison covered in graffiti by his fans and the art deco tomb of Oscar Wilde.

  • Listen to the tragic love story of Héloïse and Abélard, buried together for nearly a thousand years.

  • Visit the headstone of the French playwright Molière, apart from Chopin, Balzac, Proust, and Delacroix, among others.


  • Expert English-speaking tour guide

  • Small groups of 25 people or less


  • Gratuities

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

74 Ratings
Sharise Watson



Apr, 2024

Becky our guide was fantastic. She has great knowledge and insight into the cemetery and the people buried here. Also of French history. The route taken was very enjoyable and gave a lovely overview of the cemetery. Doing a guided tour is a great idea to see the highlights and experience the cemetery.
Steven Marney



Oct, 2022

Guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Vic provided interesting and amusing facts of the graveyard and it's inhabitants.
Allison Paten



Sep, 2022

Our guide Victoire was excellent. The tour was interesting and well paced.
Linda Morton



May, 2022

Step away from the bustle of Paris and join an expert English-speaking guide as they lead you through the maze that is the Pére Lachaise Paris. This is the largest cemetery in the city and the final resting place of several famous personalities. In fact, the list of famous people who are buried here includes 40 singers, 40 composers, and 75 painters. Small wonder then, that over 3 million people visit it every year!

As you join your guide on this adventure, learn about the stories buried under your feet and get a glimpse into a romantic side of the city. The first people of note to be buried here were the star-crossed lovers, Abelard and Heloise, France’s original Romeo and Juliet. Jim Morrison's tomb is the most visited in the cemetery. How this famous American musician (the lead singer of The Doors) ended up in an unmarked Parisian grave is a story you will learn from your guide. Of course, the grave isn't unmarked anymore–several fans across the world come and leave their mark here.

When you pass by Irish writer Oscar Wilde's tomb, you'll find out why it is covered in lipstick kisses. See also the resting place of Chopin, the classical musician. Fun fact: all of Chopin’s remains are buried here except for his heart, which was returned to his hometown in Warsaw. Pay your respects at the grave of Gertrude Stein, the popular American writer who supported artists like Picasso and Hemingway. Have a look at the tombs of some of France’s most celebrated artists and writers. Géricault's grave has a reproduction of his famous painting, ‘The Raft of Medusa’ which is put up in the Louvre today. At the graves of Honoré de Balzac and Marcel Proust, your guide will offer an insight into their writings and philosophies. Pay homage to George-Eugène Haussman, the architect responsible for Paris as you see it today. France’s darling singer Edith Piaf's grave is almost always colorful, with visitors bringing flowers to adorn it each day.

Important Information

  • This service ends at Porte du Rèpos (the nearest metro stop is Philippe Auguste, line 2).

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Your meeting point is at the exit of the metro stop Alexandre Dumas, on Line 2.

  • The guide will be waiting at the exit with a sign – there is only one metro exit at this stop.

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Getting There

  • Catch Line 2 of the Paris metro to get to Alexandre Dumas.


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