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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 the Great War.
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  • We wandered through these grounds focusing particularly on musicians and composers, and found the wandering peaceful and emotional when we recognized a particular grave. Often a recording would come b...  more »
  • Not one of Paris' major cemeteries, still some important dead people here. Beautiful residential neighborhood, close to Trocadero.  more »
  • Who doesn't love Paris cemeteries?) It's quite small, is located in the Center, near the Trocadero. Personally I went there just to see the tomb of the artist Maria Content. If you know-you too will be interesting. Surprisingly, some gigantic and beautiful crypt built for 25-year-old girl.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Very nice cemetery, alas, we did not have much time to find out more forwards but we return, the main, for me was to see the grave of Claude Debussy which I am fan. I wanted to put forward the excellent hospitality of the Lady at the entrance of the cemetery as well as the gentleman who works in maintenance, the kindness is something valuable nowadays so Kudos to them!...
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