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Pictus Cemetery (Cimetiere de Picpus)

Bercy / Nation
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Address: 35, rue de Picpus, Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 43 44 18 54
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Revolution Walk

We came upon this cemetery as part of a walk looking at Paris in the 18th Century. This is where the victims of the reign of terror ended up. There are other graves too. The entry... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came upon this cemetery as part of a walk looking at Paris in the 18th Century. This is where the victims of the reign of terror ended up. There are other graves too. The entry fee is only 2 Euros. Well worth a visit but the French do not seem to want to make this place known,

Thank Chapbillsmith
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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 bubbles 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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Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

La Mesa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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