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 to Nation. Exit the metro following the signs for either Rue Dorian, Rue Jaucqourt or Rue Fabre d'Elegantine - follow any of those streets until you come to Rue (not boulevard) Picpus. Follow Rue Picpus to #35 on the left side of the street - many people comment that it is not marked, but it is as you can see in my picture. The number is very clearly shown as 35 & although the sign is not huge, it is there & clearly tells you where you are. It is directly across the street from a car repair facility. As you are walking down Rue Picpus the numbers might look out of order but keep going to #35! It is worth your time & trouble. It is a very well kept site, very peaceful & very sobering when you know the whole story behind it. The entry is 2 euros & you are given a map of the site & the story behind it. The hours are 2pm to 6pm Monday to Saturday in the summer. When we visited today there were only 3 other families so you basically have the space to yourself. There are benches for relaxing under the tall trees. All of the graves are interesting but of course being an American, Lafayette's was incredible. The way the grave site is maintained is heartwarming. Don't miss this!
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