Paris: Famous Graves of Père Lachaise Small Group Tour

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You may not usually consider a cemetery a top sight to see, but Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris is one of the city’s top attractions. This coveted final resting place contains the graves of some of the world’s most famous artists, writers, and musicians.

Highlights

  • Tour one of the most popular cemeteries in the world
  • Discover the tombs of famous artists like Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrisson, Edith Piaf
  • Admire the beauty of Père Lachaise Cemetery on a pleasant afternoon walk

Description

Historic and scenic, Père Lachaise Cemetery boasts some of the most expensive and coveted grave real estate in the world. It is the final resting place for famous artists, writers and musicians, from Yves Montand and Simone Signoret to Chopin and Oscar Wilde. On this 2-hour walking tour you’ll wander through this labyrinth of headstones, trees, and paths as your guide points out the famous graves and eccentricities that make this place so special. Oscar Wilde’s tomb surely stands out, covered entirely with bright red lipstick from kisses left by visiting admirers. As you pass Chopin’s tomb it seems that you can almost hear his well-known funeral march. See the final resting place of Molière, the famous French playwright. Famous for irony and satire, Molière, a sick man whose doctors thought he was a hypochondriac, died on stage playing a well man who is a hypochondriac, while the audience cheered him on. The most visited grave is that of the American rock star, Jim Morrison. His grave and those surrounding it are covered with graffiti from the hordes of fans that come here. Enjoy a walk through an extraordinary cemetery and relive the lives of some of the world’s greats.

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Important Information

  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours The cemetery may at times close due to bad weather, and in such cases, clients will be provided with a free change of date or refund This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended

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