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

Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery

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18 EUR

Discover the stories behind the famous figures who now rest in peace at Père Lachaise Cemetery including Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf and Frédéric Chopin.

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

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Description

Your knowledgable tour guide will lead you through the 69,000 tombs in Père Lachaise Cemetery, which was established in 1804.

You'll hear the story of the terrible massacre that happened within the graveyard’s walls and have the chance to listen to your guide whisper about the ghosts that still haunt the site.

Learn why doctors used to advise 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 on-site. 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 and Honoré de Balzac.

This tour lasts 2 hours, depending on your pace.

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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 (3)

4.3/5

Pere LaChaise Cemetery Was Remarkable!
for Eléonore’s tour (Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery)
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.
Worth getting a guide
for Eléonore’s tour (Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery)
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.
American visit Père Lachaise Cemetery 24NO19
for Eléonore’s tour (Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery)
Leo (Eleonore 's nickname) was knowledgeable and pleasant. Both, my daughter and I enjoy our visit. But, Leo was a few minutes late, she did send notice.

This operator has 46 reviews for other tours

4.8/5

Leo was a great guide!
Fascinating tour. Léo knew so many facts, was very nice. You can tell she lives for this stuff! Thank you!
Amazing Experience
We had the best time with Léo! She is a fantastic guide with an obvious love for the catacombs and the history. The tour was above and beyond what we expected in terms of information provided and the amount of time. Léo took us into areas that are not accessible to the general public and we did not have to wait in the very long line. If you want a personal tour from a top notch guide this is the tour for you! Léo stayed in constant contact with us and provided updates with our fail. She also went above and beyond with advice on other sights to see and help with directions on the Metro system.
Great experience exploring Paris catacombs with a local guide
My son and I really enjoyed the tour with our guide Leo (Eleonore). Time went by so quickly, it felt we were down there for few minutes rather the 1.5 hrs. Leo was casual and easy to talk to. She is clearly passionate about the topic and waved in number of stories from the past and current about the 'cataphiles', people who explore co called "negative Paris".
We are glad we choose this group tour. We went inside exactly at the scheduled time vs waiting in the line and Leo's personalized commentary made it very engaging. We also had an access to parts open to groups only.
In conclusion- a bit pricey but we are glad we did it. Great memories.
Amazing experience
When we arrived at the catacombs, the wait was over 2 hours to get in but with Léo, we got right in! Léo was a wonderful & incredibly knowledgeable guide. You can really tell that this is a passion of hers. I’ve already recommended her to family & friends who are planning trips to Paris. The catacombs were incredible, but having Léo as our guide made it 100 times better. We are so glad we found this booking because Léo truly gave us the best experience.
Great tour
Our guide met us at the main entrance to the catacombs. She was very knowledgeable and informative. It was very nice to skip the line,as it stretch around the block when we were able to enter. I would highly recommend this tour and this tour guide. Leo was very nice and willing to assist us with questions regarding the tour or anything in Paris. It was a great experience.
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