Paris is always worth a trip to Europe. Lovers of visiting the cemetery will get their money’s worth here. As the capital of France, the city’s cemeteries have always been a popular burial place for famous people. Cemetery lovers will pay special attention to the four cemeteries.
Paris and its cemeteries
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
Located in the 20th district, on Face au 21 boulevard de Ménilmontant, is the large cemetery, which was opened in 1804. With almost 70,000 graves, it is the largest and most famous cemetery in the capital. Its total area covers 44 hectares. The entire cemetery can be explored in the park-like avenues. Old and mossy tombstones, sculptures and smaller temples can be discovered here. If you want to visit different grave sites more specifically, you can find a detailed map at the entrance to the cemetery, on which the burial places are recorded. In the style of an English landscape garden, the visitor walks along green paths that lead him past the resting places of famous women and men. The 71 famous people who were buried here are listed on a detailed map. It is worth taking a closer look at such a plan. The size and beauty of the cemetery invite you to stroll. The tranquility of such a place often has a calming and relaxing effect.
Cimetière de Montmartre
The north cemetery was opened in 1825. With its 11 hectares, it is the third largest cemetery in Paris. Located in the 18th district at 20 Avenue Rachel, cemetery lovers will find this place. Of the 20,000 tombs, some of personal celebrities can also be found here. Many artists and scientists were buried here. The cemetery, overgrown with many old trees, forms a green spot in the densely built-up city. This is probably one of the reasons why cats have been at home in this cemetery for many years. Up to 70 animals currently live on the grounds of the cemetery and are also looked after by local residents.
The Montparnasse Cemetery is in the 14th arrondissement, 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet. The first burial took place here in 1824. There used to be three farms and a mill in the area, which can still be seen. With its 19 hectares, this cemetery is also one of the three large ones in the capital of France. The graves of the famous and less famous deceased are often decorated here with works of art that are well worth seeing. A visit to this cemetery is worthwhile to find and look at them.
Cimetière de Passy
This famous cemetery is located at 2 Rue du Commandant Schloesing. It counts 2500 graves, also of famous personalities. Of the four legendary cemeteries in Paris, it is the smaller, but no less worth seeing. The cemetery wall, which was decorated with a bas-relief after the First World War, is particularly worth seeing. It was chosen in honor of the soldiers.
A trip to Europe with the destination France offers cemetery lovers good reasons to visit the capital. Visiting these cemeteries with the buried personalities keeps history alive.