Pere Lachaise Graves

Famous Paris Graves: The Pére Lachaise Cemetery

  • Duration
    2 h.
  • Start time
  • Meeting Point
    At the exit of the metro stop Alexandre Dumas (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Tue, Thu, Sat
  • Language

Tour Highlights

  • The tour includes a mix of the best-known graves, such as those of Jim Morrison and Chopin
  • Guided storytelling tour of Paris's famous cemetery
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Groups of only 25 people or fewer


Statue Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Visit the Graves of Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde and more!

Pére Lachaise cemetery is home to some of the world’s most famous artists, from Jim Morrison to Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Edith Piaf, Delacroix and Géricault.

Pere Lachaise General View

Explore a quiet corner of Paris, off the Beaten Path

Located just minutes from the center of Paris, Pére Lachaise cemetery is surprisingly quiet, offering a beautiful and peaceful escape from the city.

Red Door of Pere Lachaise

Dig a little deeper

With an expert, English-speaking guide and groups of only 25 people or fewer, your Paris cemetery tour will be intimate and your guide easy to interact with as they tell you the stories behind the headstones.

Tour Description

Join our Pére Lachaise Paris cemetery tour and explore the art, music, history and culture of the city, hearing about the characters that made Paris the city it is today. Located just a few minutes outside of central Paris, in the 20th arrondissement, it offers a rare slice of calm, with beautiful crypts dotted along tree-lined paths.

Join our expert, English-speaking guides on an exploration of this historic spot, hearing the stories behind the headstones. You’ll visit the grave of Jim Morrison and hear how this American musician (made famous as the lead singer of The Doors), ended up in an unmarked Paris grave. Of course it’s not unmarked anymore. Morrison’s grave has become a place of worship, attracting music fans from all over the world who come and leave their mark.

We’ll visit the grave of controversial Irish writer Oscar Wilde, whose monumental grave is covered in lipstick kisses. You’ll see the resting place of classical musician Chopin and visit the grave of Gertrude Stein, the famous American writer, who funded and supported artists like Picasso and writers like Hemingway.

As well as international icons, we’ll visit some of France’s most celebrated artists and writers. At the grave of Géricault you’ll see a reproduction of his famous painting, ‘The Raft of Medusa’ which hangs in the Louvre today, and hear the harrowing tale that inspired his masterpiece.

We’ll explore the writings and philosophies of Honoré de Balzac and Marcel Proust, discuss the off-beat humour of Molière and even visit the grave of George-Eugène Haussman, the architect responsible for Paris as you see it today. We’ll also pay homage to France’s darling singer Edith Piaf, the story of whose difficult life you won’t soon forget.

There’s a touch of the romantic about Pére Lachaise cemetery, with its quiet pathways and hidden nooks. Our Paris cemetery tour explores this when we visit the grave of Abelard and Heloise, France’s original Romeo and Juliet whose controversial love affair still sets tongues wagging today, almost a thousand years after their deaths.

Join us on our adventure through the artistic heart of Paris, stepping away from the busy streets to visit a time of art, literature and philosophy. With an expert, English-speaking guide to lead you through the maze, telling you the stories buried beneath your feet, you’ll get a glimpse of a different, more romantic city.

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What's included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or less

Sites Visited

  • The Pere Lachaise Cemetery: 
  • Mur des Federes and the graves of Gertrude Stein
  • Balzac
  • Chopin
  • Delacroix
  • Héloise & Abélard
  • Molière
  • Jim Morrison
  • Proust
  • Oscar Wilde

Meeting Point


Famous Paris Graves: The Pére Lachaise Cemetery Reviews

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Emily was outstanding and...


Emily was outstanding and very organized. She knows her material well and was able to answer any random thought that came into everyone's head!! She was very concerned about our safety and pointed out uneven surfaces as we proceeded along. She also spent time at the end of our tour making sure we knew where we were going and how to get there.

Avi is a great guide...


Avi is a great guide. He was most informative, has a woderful sense of humor and he encourages questions. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with him in Pere Lachaise.

Fred was a wonderful guide...


Fred was a wonderful guide. He was fun, engaging and shared is immense knowledge of Paris and comfort with the history of his homeland ... which served as a rich background for his wealthy knowledge of Père Lachaise and its inhabitants. The tour was relaxed and fun and Fred has a great sense of humor.

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