Père Lachaise Cemetery Tour: An Open-Air Museum

Pere Lachaise Cemetery: an Open-Air Museum of Life and Death

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What to expect

🪦 Discover the world's most visited cemetery and open-air museum with a guided audio tour on your phone.

Highlights

⚬ Hear the captivating stories of remarkable individuals and their unique graves.
⚬ Visit Jim Morrison's tomb and leave a memento.
⚬ See the final resting places of artists like Modigliani and Géricault.
⚬ Reflect at the graves of authors such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, and Gertrude Stein.
⚬ Discover the tombs of musicians like Edith Piaf and Frederic Chopin.

Description

More than just a cemetery, Père Lachaise is an open-air museum showcasing the lives of Paris's famous (and not-so-famous) inhabitants, both past and present. Wander through stunning gardens and admire remarkable funerary monuments in this scenic burial ground.

Far from morbid, this peaceful garden is a place where Parisians come to reflect on life and its bittersweet end.

Visit the tombs of celebrities who passed away in Paris, including renowned writers such as Molière, La Fontaine, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Colette, Balzac, and Marcel Proust. Musicians buried here include Frederic Chopin, Edith Piaf, Rossini, Bellini, Bizet, Yves Montand, and Maria Callas, as well as Jim Morrison. The cemetery is also the final resting place for artists like Modigliani, Delacroix, Géricault, Max Ernst, Gustave Doré, René Lalique, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.

Beyond the famous names, Père Lachaise holds 70,000 grave sites with over a million remains. Most residents are unknown, yet many chose to be buried with tombs adorned with beautiful statues of weeping relatives, angels, and even sculptures of their pets.

Take your time to explore this unique cemetery, the most visited in the world.

What is included

⚬ Digital audio guide for your smartphone available on the app.
⚬ Self-paced tour through historical and significant locations.

What is not included

⚬ Headphones – please bring your own.
⚬ Smartphone – you will need your own device.
⚬ In-person tour guide – this is a self-guided experience.

Important information

Address

75020 Paris, France

Starting Point

Place Gambetta

Cancellation policy

For experiences that require a selected date and time:
Cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours in advance.

For undated experiences:
Cancellations are possible at any time before voucher redemption.

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