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Paris: Stories of Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

Paris: Stories of Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

From US$ 37.68 per person

Discover the stories that lie behind the tombs and graves at Père Lachaise cemetery on a walking tour. Hear about free spirits and forbidden love while viewing lavish headstones and sepulchers.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Hear surprising tales told in the traditional classy Parisian style
  • Have the chance to apply some lipstick and kiss the grave of Oscar Wilde
  • Increase your chances of fertility by rubbing Victor Noir’s effigy
  • See the gravestones of famous figures like Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison
  • Witness the words inscribed on the tombs of famous figures by their loved ones
Full description

Uncover the scandals and secrets that lie buried in the largest cemetery in Paris on this walking tour of the Père Lachaise cemetery. Have the option to book a group tour or a private tour, which can be made more kid-friendly.

Meet your guide and begin your tour at the tomb of the star-crossed lovers Héloïse and Abélard who were separated in life but reunited in death. Visit the gravesite of Colette, also known as the first lady of French Scandal.

Have the chance to participate in the tradition of puckering up to kiss the tomb of Oscar Wilde. Rub a prominent shiny part of Victor Noir’s effigy to increase your chances at being fertile. Find out how a ménage à trois with Marilyn Monroe ended up in Père Lachaise Cemetery.

Marvel at tombstones of famous characters like Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, and Yves Montand. Hear about the salacious histories of those who have been interred at this Parisian cemetery.

  • Admission to the cemetery
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Transport on the shuttle from Paris
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Your guide will be holding an orange sign with “ExperienceFirst” written on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • There are about 2 miles of walking through the cemetery at a leisurely pace
  • If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour
  • This tour runs rain or shine
  • If you want to take youngsters on this tour, it is recommended to book a private tour where your guide will be happy to share a PG version that highlights lost loves, undying affection, and plenty of French romance through the ages
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4.8 /5

based on 15 reviews

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This tour was amazing! Would definitely recommend as the cemetery is huge, and our guide was able to show us all the different graves and tell us the history along the way. Marine was a fantastic guide, had so many interesting stories about the people buried there and obviously enjoyed her job! Absolutely loved this tour :)

April 21, 2022

Heaps of fun and Audrey the guide was amazing!

September 15, 2022

June 30, 2022

Product ID: 403586