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Cimetiere de Plainpalais

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Address: rue des Rois 10, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 329 21 29
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A nice walk without having to leave the centre!

The trees and the surroundings are nice for a small walk in the city centre away from the traffic. Some important people of the cultural and political life of Geneva are buried... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

It's an interesting cemetery to walk through if you're in the area, but nothing extraordinary except for the few famous people buried there. I would not say it's worth a trip specifically to see it unless you're wanting to see the graves of these famous people. Otherwise a nice, peaceful quiet place to stroll through.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Some interesting and famous people are buried here, each grave/tomb is different. Nice place to have a walk, some benches let the visitor rest, and even the trees offer a nice image. Since not many people visit the cemetery, it's a great place to visit.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

The unmarked grave of Jean Piaget can be found here, as well as the marked tombs of Jorge Luis Borges and John Calvin (marked in the French style as "Jean Calvin"). It is an easy walk from Plainpalais, but easiest from the Cirque tram stop.

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2 Thank Jeremy B
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

Geneva's pantheon. It might not be worth an extra trip unless you absolutely want to pay a courtesy visit to someone you admire but it is also a nice and quiet park right in the city centre where locals enjoy taking their lunchbox or a sandwich during a sunny lunch break.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

The trees and the surroundings are nice for a small walk in the city centre away from the traffic. Some important people of the cultural and political life of Geneva are buried there.

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

And that's all. We went there to find Kalvin's grave. Found it. It was hard to find, it is not marked.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

It's a nice and quiet place to have a walk and meditate when you're a Geneva citizen, as close to the center, but it's not a place to visit for tourists.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

A nice place but nothing special in comparison with all the other amazing parks in geneva. If you are curious to see calvin's grave go there, or if you are in the area take a look, but don't go on purpose!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

If you are in the area, why not visiting it, but don't go there if you don't plan to do anything else in the district! You would be really disappointed!

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

Also known as the Cimetière des Rois, after the street it's on. Green lawns, flowerbeds, perfect peace in the shade of old trees - this must be one of the most beautiful places in Geneva. Calvin is buried there, and Davy (who invented the Davy lamp), and Dostoevsky's daughter, and Jorge Luis Borges... Broad, flat, level paths between the lawns... More 

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