Père Lachaise Walking Tour

Experience the Père Lachaise Walking Tour

Learn the fascinating history of the Père Lachaise Cemetery on this picturesque walk; from its origins as the country house of the king's confessor, to its role as a battlefield during the Napoleonic Wars, through to a stint as an execution ground during the Paris Commune, to finally becoming the most romantic and famous cemetery in the world.

Père-Lachaise cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris and extends over 43 hectares. It is a truly unique and magnificent place that invites you to meditate and dream, steeped in art, culture and history, where you can travel through its maze of stones and vegetation. You can be one of the 3 million visitors per year that visit from all over the world to see this incredible place of rest.

Marvel at stunning funerary art with a knowledgeable guide on hand to answer questions and highlight the stories and anecdotes hidden in this beautiful garden setting, you will visit the tombs of some of the most influential and diverse characters in history, including Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Édith Piaf, and Molière. Spend some time away from the crowds and join us on what is arguably the most spiritual and memorable open-air museum walk in Paris.

Tour Highlights

  • Père Lachaise Cemetery
  • Historic gravestones
  • Fascinating history
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Adults €25.00
    Students €25.00
    Children (4-17) €25.00
  • This tour meets at the cemetery's main entrance on Boulevard Ménilmontant, 75020. The closest métro stations are Philippe Auguste (line 2) and Père Lachaise (lines 2 & 3). Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign.

  • English
  • Adults €25.00
    Students €25.00
    Children (4-17) €25.00
  • This tour meets at the cemetery's main entrance on Boulevard Ménilmontant, 75020. The closest métro stations are Philippe Auguste (line 2) and Père Lachaise (lines 2 & 3). Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign.

  • English
  • 9
  • Adults €25.00
    Students €25.00
    Children (4-17) €25.00
  • This tour meets at the cemetery's main entrance on Boulevard Ménilmontant, 75020. The closest métro stations are Philippe Auguste (line 2) and Père Lachaise (lines 2 & 3). Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign.

  • English
  • 9

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets at the cemetery's main entrance on Boulevard Ménilmontant, 75020. The closest métro stations are Philippe Auguste (line 2) and Père Lachaise (lines 2 & 3). Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Reservations are required for all of our walking tours.

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds for our Père Lachaise Walking Tour if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. Bookings of 10 or more passengers require seven days notice for cancellations or rescheduling.

    PÈRE LACHAISE WALKING TOUR RESCHEDULING POLICY

    • Reservations may be rescheduled subject to availability.
    • Fat Tire Tours will reschedule reservations free of charge for requests submitted at least 72 hours in advance. 
    • For requests submitted within 72 hours, the following fees will apply:
      • 15% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 48 to 72 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
      • 25% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 24 to 48 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
      • 50% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 24 hours of the scheduled tour departure time

     

  • Expand/Collapse Do we have to pay to get into the cemetery?

    No, entrance into the cemetery is free.

     

  • Expand/Collapse How many minutes prior to tour time should I meet?

    Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to the meeting point. Once the tour has begun we do not have the ability to wait and add late arrivals to the tour. 

  • Expand/Collapse How many people will be in my tour group?

    For our walking tours, we limit the group size to 16 guests per tour guide.

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is the number to call if I am lost, and trying to find the meeting point?

    If you are having problems finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +33.1.85.08.19.76 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way. 

  • Expand/Collapse How long does the tour last?

    This tour is approximately 2 hours.

     
  • Expand/Collapse Can we stay in the cemetery after the tour?

    Yes, you may stay as long as you would like after the walking tour concludes within the cemetery's opening hours.

     
  • Expand/Collapse My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

    If you would like to book a larger group, please contact our Private Tours team at [email protected].

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