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Semi-Private Père Lachaise Cemetery Guided Walking Tour: Uncover Literary and Cultural Treasures

Embark on an Exclusive Exploration of Paris's Most Famous Cemetery with Our Expert Guides

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Duration: 2.5hs Semi-Private Tour
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It might sound odd, but trust us when we tell you that one of the can’t-miss destinations in Paris is…a cemetery! Learn all about Père Lachaise during our 2.5-hour walking tour and find out why this is one of the most remarkable of the city’s landmarks.


There is perhaps no cemetery in the world as beautiful and emblematic of a city’s history as Père Lachaise in eastern Paris. Join one of our certified guides for a personalized and in-depth journey through the iconic figures who have been buried here and the game-changing events that have taken place around it. (You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, since we keep our tours small, with no more than 8 guests per group.)

During your visit to this captivating site, your guide will share stories about some of its most famous inhabitants, including Jim Morrison (whose grave is always covered with flowers), Edith Piaf, Chopin and Oscar Wilde. You’ll also learn about the cemetery’s Holocaust memorials and the Paris Commune uprising, whose last battle took place within its walls.

Highlights Generally Include:

Grave of Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors

Grave of Edith Piaf, France’s national chanteuse

Grave of Oscar Wilde, writer and renowned wit

Grave of Molière, the most celebrated French playwright

Semi-Private Tour

“Semi-Private” means group size is never more than 8 guests maximum.

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Latest Reviews
Latest Reviews
  • Nancy Kay O Nancy Kay O

    Lucia was an abolutely wonderful tour guide. She is extremely knowledgeable about the cemetery and she gave us a wealth of information about each tomb or grave we visited, the history of the cemetery and tied all of this with the culture, economics, and political situation in France. She took us to all the places we wanted to see, added some that we were not aware of, and shared with us the memorials for the Holocaust. We would highly recommend as this tour company and their guides are outstanding.

  • RonaldJJ RonaldJJ

    Lucia provided a well researched tour that was delivered with warmth and passionate knowledge. I could not have asked for a better guide. Thank you for a great tour.

  • 705LisaH 705LisaH

    Our guide was just great and very knowledgeable. Great experience. I highly recommend this small group tour. Only a total of 4 people which really individualized the experience. Thank you Carolina great tour.

  • Allison W Allison W

    Our guide, Tina (Christina) was amazing. There were five of us in the group and it was perfect. We had been in larger group tours in Greece and Italy and this was by far the best experience. Tina is so knowledgable and fun, the day flew by. We highly recommend Babylon Tours.

  • bthead bthead

    Lucia was an awesome tour guide. l learned a lot about history and saw things I would have missed just walking around.