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Pere Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour in Paris provided by Les Necro-Romantiques et Thierry Le Roi

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Pere Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour in Paris

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Overview
Exploring Pere Lachaise Cemetery, the largest cemetery in Paris, without a guide risks missing some famous graves and background on those buried here. This small-group tour ensures you get the most from this vast cemetery by covering the must-sees and some hidden gems. View the tombs of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, and other figures; use secret shortcuts to see more than you might otherwise; and hear the often-tragic stories of the dead.
Highlights
  • See the best of the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris on a walking tour
  • Visit both must-see and less-known graves
  • See the tombs of Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and more, with insight from a guide
  • Choice of departure times lets you be flexible with your schedule
What to Expect
Greet your guide outside the Pere Lachaise Cemetery, and set off to explore this 110-acre (44-hectare) burial ground, Paris’ most celebrated, and home to about 70,000 ornate tombs. Your route follows a largely downhill walk through the cemetery, and you take useful shortcuts to cover the most interesting spots in less time. As it’s a small-group tour, your guide may be able to customize the route to accommodate individual requests. As you explore the tree-lined avenues, hear tales of the cemetery’s history and the illustrious and often tragic figures buried here. See graves such as those of Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Frédéric Chopin, and Jim Morrison; and view the tombs of historical figures such as the medieval lovers Heloise and Abelard, plus Moliere, Gertrude Stein, and many more. Your tour finishes at Porte du Repos, near local metro stops and a taxi stand.
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Important Information
Departure Point
56 Rue des Rondeaux, 75020 Paris, France
Duration
2h
Return Details
Hotel Obododo, 28 Boulevard de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris, France
Inclusions
  • Professional licensed guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for people with walking disabilities
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kathleen B wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Heard great stories about the history of people residing in Pere Lachaise, and even of some of the folks who come to visit them! It’s a beautiful cemetery, the mausoleums are amazing in their architecture. Wonderful tour for learning some of the history of France.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Dorothy M wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Alberto was fabulous! I’ve been there before, but he was the best guide! He was fun, knowledgeable, personable, passionate about the cemetery & it’s history. He had stories & answered every question!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Jo B wrote a review Jul 2019
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I wasn't sure that a trip to Pere Lachaise Cemetery was the very best present for my friend's birthday, but this tours led by Avi was absolutely fantastic. He was well informed and gave us so much information, without ever patronising or veering into mock comedic stand-up
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Dream795825 wrote a review Jun 2019
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Avi - our guide - was excellent. He had great stories about the people - some famous, some not - and the place itself. When we reached Oscar Wilde’s tomb it started to rain - a lot - but Avi hardly missed a beat. Highly recommended. Especially liked paying respect at
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Date of experience: June 2019
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RenK wrote a review May 2019
16 contributions2 helpful votes
Did a well priced (ie: low) 2hr tour of the cemetery and it was great. Going back by myself this week. Most tours visit all the same graves so I'd avoid paying some of those high costs
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Date of experience: May 2019
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SPGMont
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Well worth it!
We had a magnificent tour with Alberto. He added so much to the "basic" knowledge found online or in books. He ev
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655daniel
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Incontournable! (Not to be Missed)
We took the English tour with Alberto. He was a wonderful guide, knowledgable and well organized. Pere LaChaise is
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Gerald N
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Don’t miss Père Lachaise, don’t do it without a guide !
The Père Lachaise cemetery is a beautiful and peaceful door to explore both the Parisians and the human condition,
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Jayne M
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Two Hours Flew By With Alberto
Excellent! Alberto took a few minutes to learn about us and our interests before we began. We covered a large area
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Fishettini S
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Go to the Cemetery with Alberto!
I had an excellent tour with Alberto et Les Necroromantiques. I've heard about them from French newspapers and blog
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Super Guide Tour!!!
Excelente!!!!! I was some months ago and Tour for the cementery was amazing!!! My guide was Roberto.. i will dont f
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dragon
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Fantastic Tour
We recently took this tour in Paris and found it to be amazing, Our guide was Alberto who knows everything about th
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Kara J
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Necro-Romantiques with Alberto is A MUST SEE !
Beautiful place, fun and inspiring tour ! Alberto was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and charming. A brillia
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Jodi R
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Amazing insight into Pere Lachaise!
We had a tour with Alberto while visiting Paris from the US. He tailored our tour to the writers, artists, and hist
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shewjunk
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this is my second tour with Alberto.. AMAZING!
super great! when our friends come to visit we always take them on a tour with Alberto. it's a history lesson like
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ashardelow
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Cimetiere Pere Lachaise
Alberto was our guide for the English speaking tour. In addition to his outstanding knowledge he brought a wit and
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Nancy B
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Thierry Le Roi knows his stuff
Fascinating. You have to have a good command of French and the French culture, but if you do, you will learn a lot
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Tineke-en-Bert
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fantastic afternoon!
We visited père Lachaise with Thierry Le Roi. He is a very good guide, even with a large group; fine humour, very i
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alexe c
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This is how to spend an absolutely wonderful 2h!
Thierry Le Roi, was an extraordinary guide, his enthusiasm and his knowledge of this vast subject gave everybody in
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Bettye C
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Absolutely fabulous!
Run, do not walk, to join this tour. All you need is an understanding of spoken French in order to savor an exhaust
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  • Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, Les Necro-Romantiques et Thierry Le Roi
  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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