Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery - in Paris - LikeALocal Guide

Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery

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18 EUR

Follow your expert guide among the 69,000 tombs of the peaceful Père Lachaise Cemetery, established in 1804. Visit the final resting places of famous artists, including Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Frédéric Chopin, and much more.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English
Tour by Eléonore
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I'm a 36 Parisian girl born and raised in a village nearby Versailles.
I used to create and sell "love locks" on the famous lover's bridge "Pont des Arts" with my darling, Sed (we've been a faithful couple for 14 years).
This job revealed me a keen interest in working with foreign visitors.
When the government replaced the bridge's fences by windows I started to search for another job. I've been lucky enough to find a company's ad searching for a guide specialized in Catacombs. This is how I discovered this job.
Being impassioned by catacombs and underground heritage for 9 years, I am currently employed by several companies to lead guided tours of the Catacombs Museum. I also do day-tours of the Normandy D-Day beaches, the town of Chartres and its cathedral, walking tours of the cemetery of Père-Lachaise, themed-tours about the historical crimes and legends of Paris...

This is the dream job to me: I love meeting people from all around the world to share my passion with them.

I also love history, music, gigs, exhibitions, pubs, urban exploration...

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour through the Père Lachaise Cemetery
  • Visit the graves of famous artists
  • Get tips for the rest of your stay

Description

Discover the unbelievable reasons that led to the establishment of new cemeteries in the early 19th century. Hear the story of the terrible massacre that happened within the graveyard’s walls. Listen to your guide whisper the legends that still haunt the site. Learn why doctors were advising Parisians to spend time there. Hear the story of the vampire that haunted the city’s cemeteries in the 19th century. Find out why there is a 12th-century tomb resting there. Learn about the burial rites of the Gallo-Romans, Celtic tribes, and French…

You will visit the graves of famous figures such as Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Fredric Chopin, Molière, La Fontaine, Gertrude Stein, Héloïse and Abélard, Théodore Géricault, Marcel Proust, Honoré de Balzac...

Take the chance to (re)discover this serene place – where 30,000 tombstones on the 69,000 have been classified as historical monuments – with a knowledgeable local tour guide.

This tour lasts at least 2 hours, according to your pace.

What’s included & not included

  • 2-hour tour of the Père Lachaise Cemetery
  • Expert guide who is fluent in English

Meeting point

In front of the metro station Père Lachaise or Alexandre Dumas

Reviews from travellers (2)

4.5/5

Worth getting a guide
Leo was really knowledgable and made our tour of Père Lachaise much more interesting and worthwhile. Definitely get a guide. Other people in the cemetery looked a little lost without one.
Pere LaChaise Cemetery Was Remarkable!
Not only did we get of see a lot of this remarkable, gran old cemetery, we saw many graves of very famous people buried their such as Jim Morrison, Edith Piaff, Heloise and Abelard, Oscar, Widle, Chopin and others. Eleonore, our guide, was fantastic!! She was very knowledgeable of the cemetery - you sepnd hours wondeirng on your own without a guide and never see a famous tomb-- and knew a lot of histroy and had interestingg fact to present about the graves and the cemetery, in general.

This tour was one a the major highughts of a 12-day vacation to London and Paris for my niece and I. I recommend this tour very highly.
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