The largest cemetery in the city, Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise contains the graves of many famous French people buried over the past 200 years. The grave sites range from simple, unadorned headstones to towering monuments, and even elaborate mini chapels dedicated to the memory of well-known people or families. Many tombs are about the size and shape of a telephone booth, with just enough space to step inside, kneel to say a prayer, and leave some flowers. Over 1 million bodies are buried here, but you can download a listing with a map that shows the grave locations for the most prominent figures. At the secret ossuary behind the Aux Morts statue, see the bones of almost 2 million Parisians from all over the city, similar to the skull and bone ossuary from the famous Paris catacombs. See Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise and all Paris has to offer by arranging your trip with our Paris trip itinerary planner .
Tours to Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise
Paris' Pere Lachaise Gravestone Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $24
Duration: 2 hours
Père Lachaise Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $28
Duration: 2 hours
Private Guided Walking Tour: Pere Lachaise Cemetery BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $55
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise Reviews
cette visite peut etre très sympas mais elle est a faire avec un guide impérativement sinon vous aurez des difficultés a voir les choses intéressantes more »this visit can be very nice but it is to do with a guide absolutely otherwise you will have difficulty seeing interesting things
Possibly the only place in Paris where there are acres of ground to wander and very few people to get in your way. An absolute gem to visit so peaceful. Very easy to get lost, either take a picture of... more »
Impressive To visit the graveyard it is like to visit a museum. Some very old Graves, and one of the most visited graves from Jim Morrison Also Oscar Wild and Edith Piaf you will find here. Good thing to do
This cemetery is a very special place where artists of all forms are burried. It is a nice and quiet park where one can walk about and reflect on the works of the greats living there. You can purchase a map of the cemetery and walk along the resting site of some of most revered writers, musicians, and painters. It is surprisingly calm and does not appear to be inundated by tourists.
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