Is there something more beautiful than offering our pets, the one who accompanied our joys and sorrows for years, the most beautiful and original sepulchers surrounded by their peers?
The Dog Cemetery in Asnières-sur-Seine is one of a kind since it houses pets their owners wanted to honor one last time. Well, unique… not anymore since there are in several countries, but the first ever cemetery to be built for pets is that very one.
Dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, mice, hamsters, fishes, turtles, the cemetery still welcome all kinds of animals and welcomed some surprising one, such as cows, calves, pigs, hens, sheep and even a lion, lemurs and a fennec… What a fauna!
All in all, over 40,000 pets have been buried there since the opening of the cemetery in the summer 1899! A moving anecdote: the 40,000th pet who joined the cemetery was an anonymous stray dog who came to end his last days by the gates of the cemetery.
The Dog Cemetery is worth the detour since we find lovely steles – often depicting the lost pet – thought up by the owners.
Among the famous pets who found one last shelter, we can name movie dog Rin Tin Tin, soldier dog Moustache, two dogs from the trenches Mémère and Dick who comforted the French soldiers during WWI, as well as pets of famous French men such as Camille Saint-Saëns, Alexandre Dumas, Sacha Guitry and more recently Michel Houellebecq’s dog.
A small and surprising cemetery for pets lovers and curious visitors!
Cimetière des Chiens
Pont de Clichy
92600 Asnieres sur Seine
Du mardi au dimanche, 10h - 16h30