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Passy Cemetery, Paris

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Passy Cemetery is a cemetery in Passy, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France.HistoryThe current cemetery replaced the old cemetery, which was closed in 1802.In the early 19th century, on the orders of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, all the cemeteries in Paris were replaced by several large new ones outside the precincts of the capital. Montmartre Cemetery was built in the north, Père Lachaise Cemetery in the east, and Montparnasse Cemetery in the south. Passy Cemetery was a later addition, but has its origins in the same edict.The current entrance was built in 1934 . The retaining wall of the cemetery is adorned with a bas relief commemorating the soldiers who fell in World War I.
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  • August 5, 2017
    In addition to be a cemetery, it looks not to be in the heart of Paris. A cemetery of the 19 th century to visit
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  • July 11, 2017
    Nice well kept cemetery. At the reception you can have the plan of famous people the only problem is that there are no signs indicating the divisions so good observer you rely the Effel Tower or follow the walls I stay 2 hours and I have not found anything that I want to see (Haroun Tazieff - Jean Louis Barrautl Madeleine Renaud etc) and many others can be will have better luck than me
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  • May 1, 2017
    The entrance is literally across the street from the Benjamin Franklin statue and 2-3 minute walk from Musée de l'Homme at Trocadero. If you want to escape the crowds and visit a cemetery filled with ...  more »
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  • August 5, 2016
    My favorite place visited in Paris. Originally went to simply find the grave of Claude Debussy, my favorite composer; but I found so much more! Americans like me, especially those over 40, will surely recognize many of France's most famous names here, especially those from the fields of music, art, fashion, politics and perfumery. Even some famed non-French greats may be found here, like the Shah of Iran's daughter who committed suicide when she was 31. Her grave is always adorned by live flowers. This is an especially good place to go if the day is hot and the tourists too thick. It is cool, shady, solitary and quiet here -- a feast for the eyes and soul. Many beautiful mausoleums containing lovely stained glass. The graves themselves are often works of art. Highly recommended.
  • January 9, 2016
    A wonderful old cemetery where some of France's greats are buried: Edouard Manet and Berthe Morisot, both famed for their impressionist paintings. It's a fun walk around the numerous imposing headstones.
  • May 9, 2017
    Extravagance to the coffin! A place that will appeal to the ⚰☠ taphophiles! The Memorial of Paul Landowski, the Trocadero square, behind the Passy cemetery, which houses the graves of the cream of the Parisian bourgeoisie since the 19th century. The image of the prosperous life of their occupants, some graves are... extravagant. If you don't like not mater the graves you can always enjoy the exceptional view of the Palace of Chaillot, the Seine and the Eiffel Tower!
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  • April 24, 2016
    Very nice cemetery, unfortunately, we didn't have much time to find out more forwards but we will be back, the principal, for me was to see the grave of Claude Debussy which I am fan. I wanted to put forward excellent host of the Lady at the entrance of the cemetery as well as the gentleman who works in maintenance, kindness is something valuable nowadays so Kudos to them!...
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  • September 25, 2016
    Worth to see
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