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Pictus Cemetery (Cimetiere de Picpus)

35 rue de Picpus, 75012 Paris, France
+33 1 43 44 18 54
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35 rue de Picpus, 75012 Paris, France
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"american flag"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not until recently did I fully understand the importance of the Marquis de Lafayette on America's history. We had visited his statue the last time in Paris, but after reading Hamilton and a biography on the Marquis, did I fully understand that we owe our...More

Thank melissamadden227
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

I'm not sure why so many people are commenting that this cemetery is so difficult to find - it isn't! If you follow these instructions (which are the same as the website) you will NOT have a problem. Take the metro, line 1,2,6 or 9...More

Thank Lucy9252009
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Lafayette’s grave is the most glamorous of all the monuments honoring Americans in Paris, and the only one to display the American flag. A visit to the grave is well worth the fifteen-minute metro ride from downtown Paris, especially if you’re an American. The grave...More

1  Thank Joel S
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Took an Uber here to arrive at 2pm and the door was opened. There was an older gentleman to the right of the gate, whom we paid the entrance fee (2 euros/adult - kids are free) and gave us a little map of the lay...More

Thank redredwine75
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Behind 2 large portal doors on a narrow, nondescript street lies the only private cemetery in Paris. The sign at 35, rue de Picpus, says: Here, in two mass graves, are buried the bodies of more than 1300 people guillotined on the Place du Trône...More

3  Thank BeckyBooBird
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

For the last several times I’ve been to Paris, I’ve searched for entry to the Picpus Cemetery. It is in the 12th Arrondisement, which may be the most French district I’ve strolled. Nevertheless, tucked away behind a convent wall is a small cemetery that contains...More

1  Thank Dukeu3x
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

In a quiet corner of the 12th of Paris, amidst a busy neighborhood sits a cemetery that many people, especially American's don't know exists - this is one of two remaining private cemetery where General Lafayette's grave sits and the American flag has flown since...More

2  Thank ParisUnv
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Cemeteries are not typically places I'd visit during vacations; however, being a huge history buff (specifically U.S. History), I couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit/pay tribute to the gravesite of Gilbert Du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette. While a French citizen, Lafayette is a...More

1  Thank devnk7
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

In the vary back you will find markers indicating the pits in which 1,350 victims of the French Revolution. They were beheaded at what is now Place de la Nation, loaded into carts and trundled a few blocks to what then was a garden. Their...More

1  Thank Jeanne N
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is a quiet corner of Paris that holds a sad, sad memorial to the French Revolution, the location of the only remaining mass grave of those executed. It's also the location of the grave of General Lafayette and his wife. Well worth taking some...More

2  Thank love2stitch
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Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois
de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on
its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to
this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make
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Gordy d
14 June 2016|
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Response from Sandy D | Reviewed this property |
The TripAdvisor listing for this cemetery shows the web site for it. There is a "contact" link. I would suggest you contact the cemeteries and ask. The hours were very erratic and I do not know the answer to your... More
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Gordy d
18 February 2016|
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Response from notplnjane | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like an interesting event. We visited on a non ceremonial weekday so I cannot answer your question. Please after you visit. It would be interesting to hear about it.
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