Famous Graves of Paris at Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. The weather was rainy but with the rain the walk through this cemetery was very nice. This tour was nice to go on and a nice way to end the trip. ...Anonymous, – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Visit the famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery, the final resting place of some of the world's most well known personalities. Visit a mix of the best known graves, such as those of Jim Morrison and Chopin, with lesser known but just as fascinating, such as Heloise & Abelard.


  • Explore the most-visited cemetery in the world with an expert

  • Learn stories about the residents and navigate on the labyrinth

  • Père Lachaise is a cemetery of particular beauty


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Meeting Point:
Exit of the Alexandre Dumas metro stop
2 hours
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3:00 PM
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Most people wouldn't include a cemetery on their list of sights to see when visiting a new city, but Paris' Pere Lachaise is different. Considered to be some of the most expensive and coveted grave real estates in the world, Pere Lachaise is home to 70,000 dead, including some of the most famous, artists, writers and musicians the world has ever known.

Most know this cemetery for Jim Morrison, but to ignore the rest would be a shame as the tombstones recount endless fascinating stories about the lives that were laid to rest here.

Walk through this labyrinth of stones, trees and dirt paths with us as your guide points out the famous graves and hidden eccentricities that make this place special. Oscar Wilde's tomb surely stands out, covered entirely with bright red lipstick kiss marks from visiting admirers. Discover one of the greatest and most tragic love stories of all time --- that of Héloise & Abélard, now buried side by side after long years of separation.

As we pass Chopin's tomb, you can almost hear his most well known piece, the Funeral Dirge. We'll also find the resting place of Moliere, the famous French playwright. Famous for irony and satire, Molière, a sick man whose doctors thought he was a hypochondriac, died playing a well man who is a hypochondriac onstage while the audience cheered him on.

The most visited grave in this Paris cemetery is that of the infamous American rock star Jim Morrison. His grave, and those that surround it are covered with graffiti from the hoards of fans that come here to visit his resting place. Among others, Balzac, Proust and Delacroix await us in the hidden corners of the graveyard. No rush! We'll see them all -- they aren't going anywhere.

Join us on this extraordinary tour of this very special cemetery and relive with us the lives and stories of the great people buried here.

Sites Visited

  • Mur des Federes

  • Graves of Gertrude Stein, Balzac, Chopin, Delacroix, Héloise & Abélard, Molière, Jim Morrison, Proust and Oscar Wilde.


  • Guided tour

  • Services of an English speaking guide


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or impairments requiring special assistance and customers with strollers or baby carriages on our group tour.

  • It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points.

  • The cemetery may at times close due to inclement weather.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 25 guests.

  • Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.

  • This tour is operated in English only.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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