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.
Good to Know
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
General Tour Questions
Where is the tour meeting point?
This tour meets at the cemetery’s main entrance at 36 Boulevard de Ménilmontant, 75020. The closest metro 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.
Are reservations required?
Yes, reservations are required for all tours.
What is your cancellation policy?
We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.
Do we have to pay to get into the cemetery?
No, entrance into the cemetery is free.
How long before my tour should I arrive?
The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
How many people will be in my group?
For our walking tours, we limit the group size to 16 guests per tour guide.
What is the number to call if I am lost and trying to find the meeting point?
If you are having difficulty finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +33 126.96.36.199.94 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.
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.
My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?
Please contact our Private Tours team to see what options we have.