Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery

Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery, Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois

Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery

Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery
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KeesvanderBeek
Villebon-sur-Yvette, France194 contributions
Feb 2020
In out-of-the way Sainte Geneviève des bois, this, the largest of Russian cemeteries outside of Russia, hosts the tombs of a great many of Russia's greatest artists. It is extremely moving to walk amongst them, pray tribute to the great, reflect on their work. Rudolf Noureev, Zinaida Serebriakova, Andrei Tarkovski, Alexandre Fabergé, and so many others lay here in rest...

"So here you are, you, shining light of the arts, I have come to visit you. You have gone, but you are here. And in this manner, I pay tribute and homage to your work and life"

If you can, go.
Written February 16, 2020
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Dr Benjamin P
Whangarei, New Zealand797 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Although this is worth a visit to see how different graves are presented, often related to particular religious requirements and conventions - a fact true of all of the Paris area cemeteries - this place remains famous especially for one grave: that of Rudolf Nureyev. And, it is certainly worth a visit for this grave alone. It is a mosaic masterpiece, looking like an exotic woven carpet made from small tesserae of gold and coloured glass. How and why Nureyev ended up here is not clear, however, the fact of his presence is certainly magical.
Written September 2, 2018
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Gordon W
Broken Hill, Australia1,571 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
A stunningly beautiful grave for an extraordinary dancer.

The grave site is an extraordinarily realistic representation of a kilim rug, and was designed and built by set designer, Ezio Frigerio who designed several of Nureyev's choreography sets.

The cemetery itself is quite beautiful and serene. It was our first visit to a Russian cemetery and for that reason alone was very interesting and well worth the hike across Paris.
Written July 19, 2018
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raypask
Melbourne, Australia56 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Rudolph Nureyev's grave, like the great dancer and choreographer, is also magical being 'draped'with a 'woven rug' of brilliant colours that contrasts to the sobre traditional Russian Orthodox graves nearby. This is so worth the trek in any weather.
Written January 25, 2018
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Nadya S
Lomonosov, Russia119 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
Arrived by train in December to visit the burials of renowned emigrants. Striking tomb of Rudolf Nureyev draped in a mosaic of an oriental carpet.
Written August 18, 2017
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lovelolita
San Antonio, TX9 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
Rudolf Nureyev's mosaic-covered tomb is here, along with that of Mathilde Tschessinskaya, once the lover of Tsarevitch Nicholas. It is the final resting place of my own old ballet teacher, the glorious prima ballerina Olga Preobrajenska. Take the regional train from Paris through the lovely Ile de France countryside then the the number 4 bus to the cemetery and lay flowers on the grave of one of these great artists. You will remember this long after the memory of another Paris meal is forgotten.
Written September 30, 2015
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Nevrie
Paris, France48 contributions
Apr 2014 • Solo
A nice place to meditate and travel in History.
A part of Russia in France. You'll feel the Russian atmosphere and discover some surprising tombs such as Nouriev's ,covered with an oriental carpet in mosaics.
Written March 17, 2015
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