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Cemetery of the Week #124: the Cemetery of Marigot on Saint Martin

The Cemetery of Marigot on Saint Martin aka Cimetiere de Marigot-Saint Martin Boulevard de France Saint Martin Island GPS coordinates: 18°3’54″N 63°5’18″W Marigot, capital of the island of Saint Martin, has been called “the most French in spirit of all … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #93: Montparnasse Cemetery

Cimetière du Montparnasse aka Montparnasse Cemetery 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet Paris, France 75014 Telephone: +33 1 44 10 86 50 Founded: July 25, 1824 Size: 47 acres Number of interments: more than 300,000 people in more than 35,000 tombs Open: … Continue reading

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The Exquisite Mourners of John the Fearless

San Francisco’s Legion of Honor is the current home of 37 exquisite tomb sculptures on loan from the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon. I had the joy of visiting them recently. The image above shows my favorite of the mourning … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #27: the Old Market Square in Rouen

Place du Vieux Marché Rouen, France 76000 Telephone: 00 33 (0)2 32 08 32 40 Date of Joan’s martyrdom: May 30, 1431 Number of interments: 0 Open: The market square is free to visitors. The church is open April through … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #23: Aître Saint Maclou

The Atrium of Saint Maclou 186 Rue Martainville, 76000 Rouen, France Telephone: 02 32 08 13 90 Established: 1348 Number of interments: none any longer Open:  Daily. April – October from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Between November and March, 8 … Continue reading

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