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Pictus Cemetery (Cimetiere de Picpus)

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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

On the suggestions of my wife who read David A. Clark's book "Adopted Son - Washington, Lafayette, and the Friendship that saved the (American) revolution", we visited the tomb of the Marquis de Lafayette. The tomb is located inside a convent and you need to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Lafayette's grave site is indeed moving. The gardener told me to come back on the 4th of July when the American Ambassador comes for a special ceremony to lay a wreath. Also the site of a mass grave of victims of the Revolution.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Each to get to on train and walk to from the station. This is a very old cemetery and one that has buried in it's walls the Marquis de Lafayette. One of the great American hero's of the American Revolution. This was a life bucket...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

While in Paris, we visited the gravesite of General Lafayette to pay respect to him. It was a very sombering moment also knowing that bodies are also buried there guillotined during the Reign of Terror. Even Lafayette's wife's mother, grandmother and sister were guillotined. Only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 10 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank redredwine75
Reviewed 10 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Gordy d
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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
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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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