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Pere Lachaise Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

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Duration: 2.5hs Semi-Private Tour
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Well off the beaten path, Paris’s most beautiful and unexpected site, the 19th century Père Lachaise Cemetery, is a surprise not to be missed . Take this 2.5 hour semi-private walking tour, joining no more than 8 guests on a visit to this often overlooked landmark in Eastern Paris.


It’s the resting place of thousands of Parisians, including many famous names. Iconic resident, Oscar Wilde, once wrote, “Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.” And peace is what we’ll discover at this calm, yet utterly captivating cemetery. Your guide will share stories about the most famous graves, including those of Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Chopin, and Marcel Marceau and memorials to the Holocaust and various wars. We’ll discuss the little-known popular uprising, the Paris Commune, which occurred within the cemetery’s walls.

Highlights Generally Include:

Jim Morrison

Edith Piaf

Oscar Wilde


The Holocaust Memorial

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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.