The Famous Graves of Père Lachaise - Self-Guided Audio Tour

Paris, France

From USD 16.35

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


One of Paris’ most historical, atmospheric cemeteries—and the final resting place of luminaries ranging from Oscar Wilde to Jim Morrison—Père Lachaise enjoys a special place in Parisian lore. On this self-led, smartphone audio tour, you can explore its winding paths with ease, and seek out its best-known gravesites. Set off whenever works best for you; with narration by a local historian, you’ll learn insider stories as you go.
  • This self-led audio tour offers a flexible, budget-friendly way to explore
  • Navigate with ease, thanks to the smartphone app and GPS maps
  • Discover Père Lachaise’s history and highlight landmarks
  • Explore at your own pace, at a time that works best for you

What's Included

  • Access to your self-guided audio tour
  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian
  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi
  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost
  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture
  • Earphones
  • Mobile device

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Père-Lachaise
    Père-Lachaise, 75020 Paris, France

    The tour starts outside the main entrance of Père Lachaise on Boulevard de Ménilmontant. Closest Metro stops: Père Lachaise and Phillippe Auguste.

Start time

Opening hours

  • 6/11/2020 - 4/6/2024

    Monday - Friday : 08:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Saturday - Sunday : 09:00 am - 06:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Héloïse and Abélard's tomb

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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32 reviews
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Terrible Service
Evgueni_O, Mar 2023
We paid our money for NOTHING!!! We booked a self guided tour and got given tickets. However, we could not download the guide as it was no link, nor could we find anyone who could assist us at the so called “Meeting Point”. There is simply NO meeting point. It was not possible to claim a refund as we booked less that 24 hours before the trip. The phone number given on the ticket is not answered transferring to voice mail. TERRIBLE SERVICE. Will never us it again and will no recommend it to anyone.
Don't recommend
Rodney_S, Dec 2022
The app did not function and we were not able to use once at cemetery. Lost out on $31 and used google maps instead.
Find a free podcast instead...
Mark_F, Sept 2022
While we loved the cemetery this audio tour is extremely overpriced for its content. They skip quite a few significant sites and don't even mention less prominent people who otherwise have important contributions to France and the world. There are free podcasts similar or better than this available to you.
Why offering this?
Jessica_H, July 2022
We never enjoyed anything we payed for. € 60.. We walked for free, used the app. There’s was no payment necessary.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Jessica, thanks for your review. We are a little confused about your message. Our tour costs £12.99 (either on Tripadvisor/Viator or in-app). There is no way of getting it free. You may have used the codes we sent which unlocks the content in the app and mistaken that for meaning it was free but it would have been impossible to access the tour for free. Sorry for the misunderstanding
Excellent way to explore the cemetery at your own pace, on your own time!
NEL, June 2022
Great tour: guides were informative and funny and we loved that you could take the tour at your own pace and skip around if needed. Highly recommend!
The cemetery is not to be...
Jacquelyn_L, Apr 2022
The cemetery is not to be missed! If we didn’t have the audio guides, we would have been lost. The commentary was good and the instructions were helpful.
Erika_M, Jan 2023
Bellissima esperienza, il cimitero è gigante, un signore ci ha fermato poi abbiamo capito che era una guida e volontariamente si è offerto di portarci in giro, poi ho capito che non le avrei mai trovate da sola!