If you visit the Epinettes neighborhood, make the best of it and have a go to the Batignolles Cemetery. A lovely place to stroll between the graves of unknown people and celebrities.
The Batignolles Cemetery is not the most famous cemeteries in Paris, nor the most popular one, but it’s up to you to make a big difference. We must say this north-western Parisian cemetery is unfortunately crossed by the loud beltway in its ancient part. We know more glamorous for a cemetery!
Open in 1833, the Batignolles Cemetery is the third biggest cemetery in Paris, level pegging in surface with the Montmartre Cemetery we were talking about just there. Careful though, don’t get lost during your visit, the divisions are not numbered in a logical way and it can be hard to find a specific tomb sometimes.
Among the 15,000 tombs set in the cemetery, we find, among others, the sepulcher of movie maker Jean Boyer, writers André Breton and Blaise Cendrars and poet Paul Verlaine buried next to his father, mother and son Georges.
The Batignolles Cemetery and its 900 trees only expect your visit.
Cimetière des Batignolles
75017 Paris 17