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

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 3.5 km
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Duration 1h 30m - 2h 30m
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Hear the stories of some of the more remarkable people buried here (and their remarkable graves)
  • Visit the tomb of Jim Morrison & leave a memento on his grave
  • See the final resting place of artists such as Modigliani & Géricault
  • Contemplate the graves of authors such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Colette....
  • Discover the tombs of musicians such as Edith Piaf & Frederic Chopin
More than a cemetery, Pere Lachaise is an open-air museum that is home to the famous (and not so famous) inhabitants of Paris past & present. Discover the beautiful gardens and remarkable funerary monuments of this scenic burial ground. Far from morbid, this peaceful garden is a place where Parisians come to reflect, to contemplate on life and its bitter-sweet end. Visit the tombs of celebrities who died in Paris... Famous writers are buried here : Molière, La Fontaine, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Colette, Balzac, Marcel Proust. Musicians include Frederic Chopin, Edith Piaf, Rossini, Bellini, Bizet, Yves Montand and Maria Callas, not to mention Jim Morrison. Famous artists include Modigliani, Delacroix, Géricault, Max Ernst, Gustave Doré, René Lalique, Camille Pissarro and Georges Seurat. Beyond the celebrities, Père Lachaise holds 70,000 grave sites with over 1 million remains. Most of the "residents" are unknown, but many chose to be buried with tombs marked by beautiful statues of weeping relatives, angels escorting the departed to heaven, some even had sculptures of their pets placed on their graves. Take the time to explore this unusual cemetery, the most visited in the world.

What's included

  • Downloadable multimedia audio tour on WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Navigation through the winding alleys of the world's most visited cemetery
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones not included — bring your own
  • Transportation to & from the cemetery
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Place Gambetta
Place Gambetta
Metro station Père Lachaise
Père Lachaise
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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Meet the host, Ellen
On WeGoTrip since 2019
I am a friendly Franco-American tour guide with a passion for the history, art & architecture of Paris. As Victor Hugo wrote, "a breath of Paris preserves the soul". I share my passion with visitors from around the world through my guided...

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