Lafayettes Tomb, Paris

A must for anyone interested in the history of the American Revolution.

A must for anyone interested in the history of the American Revolution. This small cemetery includes three mass graves from the French Revolution plus a section that includes many of France's most noble families that lost members during the French Revolution and consequently have a continuing right to be buried there. In the farthest right hand corner is the tomb of General Lafayette the friend and fellow soldier of George Washington. Beside him is his beloved wife plus other members of her family, the de Noailles who were almost completely wiped out,during the French Revolution, because of their closeness to the Court. Since 1834 the American flag has apparently flown continuously over his grave, even, I was informed by the local expert, during the German occupation pf Paris during World War 2. A fascinating place well worthy of a visit.
















About Lafayettes Tomb

 35 Rue de Picpus, Paris, France

 +33 1 43 44 18 54

Lafayettes Tomb and Nearby Sights on Map

Bercy Village

For a taste of the French countryside, a visit to Bercy Village brings to life the spirit of market shopping inside Paris

Palais de la Porte Doree

Housed in an amazing Art Deco building, purpose-built for the 1931 Colonial Exhibition, featuring an elaborate frieze across the front facade that depicts the achievement of French overseas territories

Cimetière du Père Lachaise

Probably the most visited graveyard in any Western city, the vast Père-Lachaise features literally thousands of often elaborately-decorated graves separated by narrow lanes and avenues

Theatre de la Bastille

Opera Bastille

Zoo of Paris

Musee Edith Piaf

Place de la Bastille

The Place de la Bastille is a historic square in Paris where the French Revolution was kicked off

Jardin des Plantes

The Paris Botanical Garden, founded as the royal medicinal garden in 1626 by King Louis XIII's doctor, contains over 10,000 species

Maison de Victor Hugo

The house in which the famous French novelist Victor Hugo once lived