16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
33 1 55 25 82 10
Père Lachaise or Gambetta. (view map)
An official map of graves is available at the Conservation Center inside the cemetery at no cost.
WCs are located at the Porte Principal and Gambetta entrances as well as at the Conservation Center. You may want to bring your own toilet paper as due to the large number of tourists, the supply can run out.
Plan your walk through Père Lachaise by knowing what to expect from Mother Nature.
If you can’t visit Père Lachaise cemetery in person there is a virtual tour available here.
November 6 - March 15
Mon - Sat 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sun & Holidays 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
March 16 - November 5
Mon - Sat 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sun & Holidays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Free, Père Lachaise is not a museum or for-profit destination.
Père Lachaise is a cemetery and as such is not staffed for assistance to the public. While accommodating to the visiting public, tour guides or docents are not provided. Office staff is available to facilitate burial logistics. Picnicking, jogging, consuming alcohol, or lounging around the grounds are considered disrespectful and are prohibited.
Père Lachaise Cemetery does not have any official tours. However, several Paris tour companies are able to arrange visits upon request. The official Paris board of tourism is an excellent source for tour options.
Comfortable walking shoes, water and a camera.