Tours in English


The SIGNATURE Tour by Les Nécro-Romantiques of Pere Lachaise : The Legendary Paris Cemetery
The original and official tour since 2004

Enjoy the famous Pere Lachaise tour by "Les Necroromantiques" the cemetery experts for 15 years.

Walking around this enchanted hill, its labyrinth of cobbled streets and picturesque tombstones, you'll realize that Père Lachaise, the most famous cemetery in the world, is also the most surprising open-air museum in Paris: 44 hectares, 70, 000 graves, 4,000 trees.

The best way to discover the magic of Père Lachaise, is with our necro-romantic Safari, celebrated by media and by thousands of travellers, and certified by the Paris Visitors Bureau. Join us on a trip through art and history where all the great celebrities of the past come alive: Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Molière, Chopin, Isadora Duncan, Gertrude Stein, Héloise & Abélard and many others.

After all these years we keep strolling through this unique place with energy and passion, balancing humor and historical accuracy, sharing secrets, anecdotes and legends of past and present.

Meeting Point:
Pere Lachaise Cemetery entrance in Rue des Rondeaux. Metro station: Gambetta on Line 3
(NOT Pere Lachaise station!).
Please be at least 15 minutes before the starting time.

Cost: 40,00 € by person.

Available during the week and weekends by reservation!

NEXT English tours : by reservation


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Customer reviews :

This was a fantastic tour in Pere Lachaise.
I was one of two people on the tour, so it felt as if it was a private tour. The tour guide was fantastic - chock full of information and very personable. He really made the cemetery come alive, so to speak, with stories of its history and inhabitants. I loved the quiet ambience of the cemetery. While there are tourists, there were not a ton the day of my tour and they were all quiet and respectful as one would hope in a cemetery. (août 2019)

Did this tour with my granddaughters ages 20,18,and14. Our guide was outstanding. My girls all said this was there favorite tour and she was their favorite guide. Would highly recommend doing. (Juin 2019)

We just wanted to thank Alberto our NecroRomantique guide for the fantastic tour we took with him. It was very informative, and it was a pleasure spending a few hours with him. We almost forgot it was raining and cold! But worth it. We will continue to refer NecroRomantique tour to anyone going to Paris. Thanks again, and be careful out there!
Terry & Robert (November 2015)

Attention all English-speaking visitors : you must take Necro-Romantic's tour ! His English is superlative and he possesses a wide knowledge of individual gravesites and how they fit into the history of Pere Lachaise Cemetary and Parisian culture as a whole. Two+ hours packed with fascinating tidbits and entertaining facts you'd NEVER read about in a book or pamphlet. NecroRomantic Alberto also took me to a specific site I requested that was not part of our original tour--I doubt I could've found it on my own. A memorable experience, worth every penny !
Haasregen / Brooklyn, État de New York

"Necro-Romantic's tour?!?!? Unbelieveable!!!! He's the one who showed us around Père Lachaise!!! A very charming, funny and interesting tour!!! And his knowledge about cemeteries, incredible!!! The world can be so small at times!!"

My partner and I signed up for the tour of the Pere LaChaise tour since we figured it would be valuable in such a vast space to have a guide. Alberto'NecroRomantique guide was incredibly insightful and informative and the tour was entertaining, humorous, and thoroughly enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!!
Ben (September 2015)

Alberto, our guide, did a wonderful job satifying all the members of his group. He asked everyone whose grave they would like to visit and off we went. He explained a lot of history of Paris and the foundation of the cemetery. We visited the final resting places of such people as Jim Morrison my daughter's request, Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Maria Callas, and Edith Piaf, Moliere and many more. This is one of my favorite attractions in Paris. Don't just stroll through the cemetery, book the tour and learn
Diane (Septembre 2015)

Thierry Le Roi is clearly the best guide when it comes to the Pere Lachiase. Never I would have thought that a cemetery could be that interesting. It was very interesting, but funny too. Thierry Le Roi knows so many facts... and after a three hours long tour, you still want to stay and know more
Cooklebaum, Austin (Texas USA)




"Striding amid the tombs in a safari jacket, scarf and fedora in
sweltering heat, Thierry Le Roi calls himself a "necro-romantique" in
a nod to Romantic-era art."

Wall Street Journal



When the Catacombs were deemed full, new cemeteries were created on the outskirts of town. One of those was Cimetière du Père Lachaise

Nation Géographic