Visit the cemetery during operating hours. The cemetery opens at 8:00 on weekdays and 8:30 on weekends. In winter it closes at 5:00 and in summer it closes at 6:00.
Take the subway to the east side of town. Get off at the Pere-Lachaise stop at the cemetery’s main gate.
Buy a map outside the cemetery. It only costs a few euros, and since admission to the cemetery is free, it will be the only cost. The cemetery is almost 30 acres, and the winding roads are difficult to maneuver, so a map is a necessity.
Follow l ‘Avenue Principale through the main gates. Turn right onto Avenue du Puits and follow it for a while. Turn right at Ch. Serre, left on Ch. Maison and left on Ch. Lebrun. Jim Morrison’s grave is on the right. It is relatively small and insignificant but it is not difficult to find because there is usually graffiti and people surrounding it.
Expect a crowd. Jim Morrison’s tomb is in a tight spot and there are often crowds gathering around. Wait for the patient to reach the grave side.
Leave Jim Morrison’s grave once you find it. Many fans have been disrespectful about leaving graffiti, drugs, rubbish and more at the cemetery. Remember to be respected by the nearby tombs as well.
Experience the rest of the cemetery. It is beautifully gothic, peaceful and romantic. There are many other famous residents to pay your respects to including Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Sarah Bernhardt and Frederic Chopin.
The Paris cemetery Pere-Lachaise is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Paris. The most popular tomb belongs to Jim Morrison of the rock band The Doors. It is the dream of many Doors fans to visit the poet and singer’s final resting place. Here’s how to visit Morrison’s grave.