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Pictus Cemetery (Cimetiere de Picpus)

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Address: 35 rue de Picpus, 75012 Paris, France
Phone Number: 0143441854
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Everyone give it up for American's favorite fighting Frenchman, Lafayette!

Lafayette! This is a private cemetery behind a church. Don't make the mistake we made after paying our 2euro each and go into the church looking for the door to the cemetery, it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Melissa T
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lafayette! This is a private cemetery behind a church. Don't make the mistake we made after paying our 2euro each and go into the church looking for the door to the cemetery, it's to the left of the church, outside. Otherwise, you'll get glares from lots of women who are followers of the church order who have been praying non... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

It was easy to find the cemetery. We enjoyed our short visit there. Our sons are interested in the American Revolutionary War (Hamilton!) so this was on our "to-do" list.

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GIUSSANO
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This small cemetery in Paris can easily be reached by public transportation. The common graves of people guillotined during the French revolution are totally unadorned. The Families Cemetery is quite small and there are not really any artistically interesting graves. The small church at the entrance is not very interesting, too. Definitely not worth going there, unless you are already... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I had no idea that I would be so entranced by this little graveyard in the back of a very plain, small church in a residential neighborhood. Get off on the Nacionale Metro stop. Ask for directions to Rue de Picpus (not Boulevard de Picpus, but RUE de Picpus). Walk down the street, and go to the graveyard of the... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

This is the largest private cemetery in Paris and the grave site of General Lafayette a hero for the American Revolution. There is a 2.00 Euros entrance fee per person. Over 1300 individuals were executed in 1794 and it is their families that purchased the land for the cemetery and have the right to be buried here today. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This is one of the few cemeteries in Paris that you pay for, but it just cost us two euros each to see the graves of the writers we wanted to see, the people who were killed in the revolution. The chapel contains the lists of the executed on the wall, and is a wonderful sanctuary. A little known haven... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Because I stayed in the area and because of the favourable Tripadvisor reviews, I decided to visit. I have spotted the place in the map, but I could not find it although I walked around the whole quarter. Since it was Sunday morning, churches were starting their ceremonies. When I walked again Rue de Picpus the large wooden doors had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This place is only open for a couple of hours a day during winter -- 2-4 most days and is a bit out of the way for tourists, but it is a touching place and we were happy we went. We took the train to Nation (Picpus metro is also nearby if that works better for you) and then walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We've been to Paris several times but had never found the time to locate and visit this historical place. If you are a student of American or French history, this is a must see. The attached photos speak louder than any words I could write. While in the area, make sure to see the Place de Nations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place is not listed in the tourist booklets, however it's an interesting place to visit. If General Lafayette had not influenced his countrymen to the cause of the American Revolution, things might have went differently. His grave is not huge and ornate and Pictus Cemetery is not very large. You can easily spot Lafayette's grave, which is next to... More 

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