Guided tours of Père-Lachaise

An alley in the cemeteryPère-Lachaise is undoubtedly the best-known of Parisian cemeteries. It's great to lose yourself in the alleys of this vast site, listed as a Monument Historique, but you can also take part in themed guided tours with a specialist.

Follow the guides as they take you on a guided tour of this large cemetery in Paris's 20th arrondissement, which was opened in the early 19th century. Our guides will help you find your way around the 70,000 graves at Père-Lachaise.

Among the many guided tours of the Parisian cemetery, take a stroll with a guide through Père Lachaise's 44 hectares, a veritable open-air museum that's a pleasure to visit. You can discover the great ladies of Père-Lachaise with l'Échappée Belle or visit Père-Lachaise from a cinematic perspective with Juliette Dubois's ciné-balades.

The Mur des Fédérés is located near the Porte de la Réunion - in division 97.
The Monument aux Morts and the Chapel are directly accessible from the Porte Principale and Porte du Repos.

The cemetery is certainly a free place to stroll around, but it's also a funerary site, so you need to respect the place and the people in it.

If you book a hotel close to metro line 3, you can easily reach the Père-Lachaise Cemetery.

Père-Lachaise in figures :

  • Père-Lachaise covers 44 hectares
  • Père-Lachaise cemetery welcomes around 3 million visitors every year
  • 500 celebrities are buried in Père-Lachaise
  • There are 70,000 funeral concessions
  • Père-Lachaise is the largest cemetery in Paris, and also the largest green space

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Père-Lachaise cemetery address

Entrance to the cemetery is free. Several gates provide access.
Porte des Amandiers and Porte de la Réunion are not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Main gate: 28 ter boulevard de Ménilmontant - 75020 
Metro line 2: Philippe-Auguste station / RATP buses n° 61, 69, 71

other entrances :

  • Porte du Repos - 16 rue du Repos 75020 Paris
    Metro line 2: station Philippe-Auguste / RATP bus no. 61, 69, 71
  • Porte des Amandiers - 28 quater boulevard de Ménilmontant 75020 Paris - this door is open from 10am to 5pm - Please note that there are several steps - not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
    Metro lines 2 and 3: Père-Lachaise station / RATP buses 61, 69, 71
  • Porte Gambetta - 55-57 rue des Rondeaux 75020 Paris
    Metro lines 3 and 3bis: Gambetta station / RATP buses 26, 60, 61, 64, 69, 102 - Gambetta
  • Porte de la Réunion - 131 rue de la Réunion 75020 Paris
    Metro line 2: Alexandre Dumas station / RATP bus n°76 - Reunion

Cemetery opening hours :

You cannot access the cemetery approximately 15mn before closing time.

November 6 to March 15 :

  •     Monday to Friday: 8am to 5:30pm
  •     Saturday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm / Sunday and public holidays: 9 am to 5:30 pm

March 16 to November 5 :

  •     Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
  •     Saturday: 8.30am to 6pm / Sunday and public holidays: 9am to 6pm

In the event of bad weather, the cemetery may close earlier than the times indicated.

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