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Explore Paris' Pere Lachaise Cemetery with Context Travel

Learn about the hidden history of the idyllic grounds

Paris, France

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Description

Tickets must be bought on the Context Travel Website. We recommend buying in advance.


While many visitors enjoy hunting for graves of celebrities like Frederic Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Honore Balzac, and Jim Morrison; few recognize the importance of Père Lachaise within the history of cemetery planning and funerary architecture.


Opened in 1804, the cemetery inspired new ways of commemorating the dead. A reflection of wider architectural developments, the ornate mausolea of Père Lachaise were designed to express the personalities and professions of the deceased as well as their affiliations within the political and religious divisions that continually fractured French history.


A trip to Père Lachaise is a crash course in two hundred years of French history brought to life by an atmospheric landscape that has fascinated Parisian tourists for centuries.


Tickets must be bought on the Context Travel Website. We recommend buying in advance.

Details

Time
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Paris
Attendance limit
10

Hosted by

Context Travel

Where

Specific meet-up instructions will provided on the purchased ticket
16 rue du Repos
Paris, France

Special instructions

Specific meet-up instructions will provided on the purchased ticket.

Tour is 2.5 hours and the tour starts at 10am.

Tickets are 5 Euros (normally 65$) and must be bought on the Context Travel Website.
http://www.contexttravel.com/city/paris/walking-tour-details/obscura-day-pere-lachaise

The tour only has space for ten participants so buy early.

Get Tickets

Tickets must be bought on the Context Travel Website: http://www.contexttravel.com/city/paris/walking-tour-details/obscura-day-pere-lachaise