Tag Archives: Paris cemeteries

The Most Morbid Cemeteries on Cemetery Travel

I don’t know if there’s a connection for sure, but the most morbid cemeteries on this blog are also the most often searched for.  Here they are in order of queries: Week 15: The Capuchin Catacomb of Rome Far and … 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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

The history of leaving flowers for the dead stretches back beyond memory.  These are some of my favorites:  delicately painted ceramic flowers brightening the plain wooden cross on a grave in Paris.  The French call them “immortelles.” The cemetery is … Continue reading

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A guide to Napoleon’s tomb

Napoleon’s Tomb by Celine Gautier My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked up this beautifully illustrated little guidebook at the gift counter in Paris’s Church of the Dome, the place where Napoleon found his final rest. The guidebook doesn’t … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #20: Napoleon’s Tomb

Napoleon’s Tomb Hôtel National des Invalides Esplanade des Invalides 129 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris, France Telephone: 1 44 42 38 77 Tomb completed: 1861 Number of burials, some of them partial: approximately 20 Open: Every day at 10 a.m. … Continue reading

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