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Address: Cimetiere de Lourmarin, 84160 Lourmarin, France

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It feels wrong to "review" someone's grave, particularly to review the grave of a great existentialist. In any event, I read most of Camus' work through college, so this place... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2016
Brad K

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Apart from visiting the humble but fitting resting place of Albert Camus this is a very picturesque country graveyard full of history and personality. A brief sad but proud insight into the lives lead in this wonderful location. The walk to it along the edge of Lourmarin is very beautiful, affording classic photo opportunities of the village and the chateau.... More 

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

What should the grave of a famous existentialist look like? Like this one, I guess. Camus has a small, unpretentious gravestone in a small, quiet, beautiful country cemetery. It is easy to miss. If you respect the man and enjoy his thought provoking work, then you should stop in for a visit (don't be a stranger). It just felt weird... More 

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Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

It is hard to find as one expects something bigger, more outstanding for a Noble prize winner. It is not marked. When one enyers keep to the left . It is on the right side, close to the second part of the cementery. Plague is hard to read so you need to be careful

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Reviewed August 4, 2016

It feels wrong to "review" someone's grave, particularly to review the grave of a great existentialist. In any event, I read most of Camus' work through college, so this place had a particular interest for me. The cemetery itself is not extraordinary, but Camus fans will find some satisfaction. HOWEVER, the walk to get there, particularly from the Chateau de... More 

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Salida, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Old cemetery just behind Les Olivettes, Interesting that generally only birth years and death years (not actual dates) on most headstones.

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minneapolis USA
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

Hard to find and thought provoking... In death there is no celebrity wifeburied next grave..all a bit overgrown... Worth the little walk!

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Thank anniehall1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2015

Alber Camus was one of my heroes when I was younger and loved his books so naturally when we came to Lourmarin we visited his grave. It is a simple grave a very much in his spirit. I was amazed to see how many people come to see it. He is still a symbole to this day. Lourmarin is a... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 17, 2015

I went to Lourmarin specifically to find the grave of Albert Camus. The Lourmarin village cemetery is not large and the general area of the grave is indicated at the entrance - but the gravestone is relatively small and the stone is worn, making the letters hard to read. Before I left, several French couples who hadn't been able to... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed May 11, 2015

The grave is a modest, unstated recognition of Camus' life and importance. One is obliged to acknowledge him when traveling in or through the Pays d'Aigue.

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Reviewed April 12, 2015

It is not very well sign posted. Same as some comments, as we have not been able to locate it. But it is worth the visit.

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