Pere Lachaise cemetery

Pere Lachaise cemetery statue of a young girl

Most famous Parisian cemetery, covering around 110 acres, the Pere Lachaise is also the city’s largest green space with more than 5000 trees. An incredible amount of celebrities were buried there, since the beginning of the 19th century. Thousands of pilgrims come to worship some of the most visited graves like the ones of Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Abelard and Heloise and Moliere. Burial place of approximately one million people with more than two million visitors per year.

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Pere Lachaise cemetery view from the top of the hill

General information

No admission fee. Opening time : 8h-18h on weekdays, 9h-18h on Sunday (mid March to Nov 5). The rest of the year closed at 17h30.

Pere lachaise cemetery tom of Chopin with many flowers

Guided tour

Guided tour (2h) to discover the tombs of many famous celebrities in this huge cemetery. Chopin, Jim Morrison, Molière, Delacroix, Balzac, Gericault, David, Edith Piaf.

Tomb of french writer Colette

Women of the Pere Lachaise

Guided tour related to famous women buried in this cemetery, such as Colette, Edith Piaf, Sarah Bernhardt, Gertrude Stein, Caroline Bonaparte...

My favorite monuments

Join me to visit some of my favourite monuments of Paris. The Opera Garnier has an unbelievable architecture and it keeps fascinating me.

The Pere Lachaise cemetery is really a place to stroll around, to discover its amazing statues and graves. Its quiet alleys surrounded by old trees, are full of charm.

Basilica of Saint Denis is a delightful monument, where you can appreciate the most important number of recumbent medieval statues and the first example of the gothic style in France.