Guided Tour of Père-Lachaise

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Take a walk through the Père-Lachaise cemetery. Discover unusual anecdotes and rituals. Explore the tombs and funerary art of the legendary Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris with a guided tour lasting around two hours.

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Guided tour of Père-Lachaise cemetery

Visiting Père-Lachaise cemetery is a unique and unforgettable experience. With the help of a guide, you can discover all its secrets. Along the lush green paths, you’ll come across the graves of men and women who have left their mark on the history of France and the world. Politicians, writers, actors, singers, scientists, notables… Thousands of personalities from all eras are buried in the Père-Lachaise cemetery. Discover the personalities buried there.


The world’s most famous necropolis

The famous Parisian cemetery of Père-Lachaise takes its name from the time of Louis XIV and the King’s confessor, Father François d’Aix de La Chaise. The cemetery is the most visited and prestigious necropolis in the French capital. It is located in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. It covers a total of forty-four hectares and contains no fewer than seventy thousand plots. Anonymous and famous alike are buried here every year, and have been for centuries.

An Architectural Masterpiece

The Père-Lachaise cemetery has a unique design that blends the rich features of an English-style park with a place of deep contemplation. Today, the Père-Lachaise cemetery is a veritable open-air museum, housing numerous architectural and sculptural works of funerary art. You can come here to observe all the possible styles of this specific art: Haussmannian vaults, Gothic tombs, mausoleums in the antique style, works from the Second Empire, neo-classical buildings, sculptures of all styles…

Guided tour of Père-Lachaise cemetery

A visit to Père-Lachaise cemetery is truly unique. No other place in the world contains so many graves of famous people who have died. So it’s a place of remembrance that’s very popular, full of nostalgia and very moving.

During your visit, you’ll be accompanied by a guide who will show you around the site, giving you some surprising facts about its origins and the people who are buried there. He’ll take you on a tour of the cemetery’s most famous graves, as well as some of its lesser-known ones. Find out about unusual rituals and anecdotes, and walk past dozens of tombs in the course of these two richly rewarding hours!

Countless personalities

During your visit to Père-Lachaise cemetery, you will discover the resting place of Guillaume Apollinaire, Honoré de Balzac, Colette, Frédéric Chopin, Jean-François Jean de La Fontaine, Édith Piaf, Champollion, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Molière, Alfred de Musset, Camille Pissarro, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Jacques Higelin… and many other important figures.

The guided tour of Père-Lachaise cemetery lasts just over two hours. That gives you plenty of time to explore the graves, pay your respects and listen to the guide’s stories and anecdotes. You can also go in search of your favourite departed personalities to pay tribute to them or simply take the time to reflect.

Guided tour of Père-Lachaise cemetery

The guided tour of the cemetery is fun, lively and often very funny. The guide has a wealth of knowledge and a great sense of humour. He or she will show you the best of the site, tell you incredible stories and answer all your questions with precision. Treat yourself to a unique and not-to-be-missed walk through the aisles of Père-Lachaise cemetery. And if you want to go even further, take one of the most unusual tours of Paris.

Unusual Paris

The Eiffel Tower, the Trocadero, the Champs Elysées, the Louvre Museum, the banks of the Seine… You love Paris, but have already visited these places many times. Are you looking for new things and places to discover? Well, Paris has a lot more to offer, and we’d like to take you on a tour of its most unusual and obscure places.

Paris cemetery and catacombs

Embark on a unique escapade in the city of lights and visit places where darkness reigns. The Père-Lachaise cemetery is a mystical, timeless and nostalgic part of the capital. But you can also go even further. The more adventurous among us will gladly venture into the Parisian catacombs !

Visite guidée au Père-Lachaise et dans les catacombes de Paris

Renowned the world over for its legends and the bones found there, this unusual site takes you deep into the city. Discover the old quarries that were transformed into burial sites several hundred years ago. Take a look at the Samaritan fountain and other curiosities in the catacombs.

Legends, mysterious stories and dark places, Paris is not just known for its lights and its lovers. It’s an ancient, historic city, full of life, stories and legends from the past. To discover them and see the capital in a new light, embark on an unusual tour of the city. Visit the Père-Lachaise cemetery and the Parisian catacombs!