Picpus Cemetery

4.73 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: 35 Rue de Picpus, 75012 Paris, France
  • Timings: 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-960140423
  • Ticket Price: 2 EUR
  • Tags: Cemetery

Picpus Cemetery is a private cemetery which is also the largest one in Paris. It was built on the land that was seized from the convent of the Chanoinesses de St-Augustin at the time of the French Revolution. The cemetery consists 1,306 victims who were executed in 1974 between June 14 and 27 July at the height of the Reign of Terror. On this day, only the descendants of those victims who were brutally executed are eligible to be buried here. The Picpus Cemetery is of particular interest to a lot of American visitors as it also encompasses the tomb of the Marquis de Lafayette over which you would always be able to find an American flag.

How to Reach Picpus Cemetery

  • Bus 29 to stop - Hôpital Rothschild
  • Bus 29 to stop - Fabre d'Eglantine

  • Picpus Cemetery Address: 35 Rue de Picpus, 75012 Paris, France
  • Picpus Cemetery Contact Number: +33-960140423
  • Picpus Cemetery Timing: 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Picpus Cemetery Price: 2 EUR
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  • 0% of people who visit Paris include Picpus Cemetery in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Picpus Cemetery visit around 2 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Picpus Cemetery


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Picpus Cemetery

People normally club together Ile Saint-louis and Towers Of Notre Dame Cathedral while planning their visit to Picpus Cemetery.

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Picpus Cemetery Reviews & Ratings

  • Very interesting place. The grounds are somber, as is the church. It was interesting to read the names of the 1,300 people who were buried in a mass grave there on the walls of the church.

  • Wonderful place, but hard to find and hard to get in. But do try. It is a part of Parisian and World history. To learn and to look.

  • This is where Lafayette is buried, as his wife's mother and sister (I think) were killed during The Terror and all of their relatives have the right to be buried at the Picpus Cemetary. The church has a wall memorializing the victims of The Terror who are in a mass grave at the back of the cemetery which is off limits to visitors. The cemetery is quite an interesting offbeat tourist destination. Don't miss the walls at the back of the church where the names ages and professions of the victims of the terror are all memorialized, all 1600 of them, people from all walks of life.

  • The cemetery is a small, closed-wall patch of land on Rue de Picpus. It shares some important historic moments during the French Revolution. For US visitors, the tomb of general LaFayette is probably the main attraction, but once in the cemetery it's hard not to notice other 'regular' folks'. Entrance fee is 2 Euros and cash only. (Museum pass won't work) The blue steel entrance gate is easy to miss by and not always open on time. You may need to bang the gate to let the manager (who can't speak English, btw) can hear & open. If you're a fan of musical Hamilton, this place is worth visiting... a nice off-crowd stroll.

  • Lafayette is at the bottom. Little difficult to find but amazing place!

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