Visiting the Batignolles Cemetery

In north-west Paris sets a cemetery quite out of favor and abandoned by tourists and locals: the Batignolles Cemetery. It’s up to you to make a big difference and discover the 15,000 graves including the ones of illustrious French artists.

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.

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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.

Manon C.
Last updated on 13 July 2018

Practical information

Location

75017 Paris
75017 Paris 17

Prices
Free

Official website
www.paris.fr

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