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

Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery

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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

Excellent Tour
We had an excellent tour with Leo. She has a thorough understanding of the history of the catacombs and entertained us with great stories during our tour. Overall an amazing experience!
Most amazing tour...a real highlight
Always wanted to visit the Paris catacombs and our guide Leo brought this visit to life. She was passionate and knowledgeable and a pleasure to meet.
Cataphile insights!
Leo was incredible! She has so much knowledge about the catacombs and is truly passionate about them! We asked so many questions and she recounted so many stories from her research! She also was able to take us into an area where the museum tour doesn’t go which was incredible! Love it, thank you Leo!
Best Guide in Paris
We had an amazing time with Leo. She took the time to show us so many things during our tour. She is very detailed and passionate about preserving the catacombs and protecting the history of the city. We enjoyed the tour and she gave us a lot of other great history lessons from other areas in the city. Having Leo as a guide is a must. If you tour the catacombs without her you won’t get the full history and story of the catacombs.
Fantastic time
for Eléonore’s tour (Romantic Picnic for Lovers in Paris)
Leo and her team provided an excellent event.

They followed through on every detail, made suggestions for options that were creative and treated us like royalty.

I highly recommend them!!!!
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