Guided tour of famous graves at Pere Lachaise

Alexandre Dumas, 75011 Paris, France, Paris, France
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Discover the stories behind the headstones at the Père Lachaise Cemetery from an English-speaking guide. Escape Paris' busy streets and enjoy total immersion in art, music and culture while learning about the personalities who have shaped the history of the city. With your expert guide leading you through the maze and telling you the stories buried beneath your feet, you'll get a glimpse of a different, more romantic city.Hidden to many, Père Lachaise is one of the most interesting sites to visit in Paris. Located just a few minutes from the city center, it offers a rare slice of tranquility with beautiful crypts dotted along quiet paths and hidden nooks. Considered by some the most coveted grave real estate in the world, it is the final resting place of 70,000 souls – many of the most famous artists, musicians and writers the world has ever known.Hear how Jim Morrison ended up in an unmarked grave, which has since become a place of worship for music fans from all over the world, and visit Oscar Wilde's monumental tomb covered in lipstick kisses. As well as international icons, you'll see the final resting place of some of France's most celebrated artists and writers such as Honoré de Balzac, Marcel Proust and Molière, and also pay homage to France's darling singer Edith Piaf.

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Important info

  • Extra security measures may be implemented at the venue. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, please avoid bringing large bags or backpacks on the tour
  • This tour cannot accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. It is also not possible to accommodate strollers or baby carriages
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended
What's included
Guided walking tour
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Hear the tragic love story of Héloïse and Abélard, buried side by side for nearly a thousand years. Visit Jim Morrison's grave covered in graffiti and Oscar Wilde's tomb adorned with lipstick kisses. See the headstones of France's most celebrated artists and writers, from Molière to Edith Piaf

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Meeting Point

The guide will be waiting for you with a City Wonders sign at the exit of Alexandre Dumas metro station, on line 2.