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.
35 Rue de Picpus, Paris, France
Nearest Transit: Picpus (Line No. 6)
+33 1 43 44 18 54
Lafayettes Tomb and Nearby Attractions on Map
Cimetière du Père Lachaise(1.8 km)
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(2 km)
Zoo of Paris(2.1 km)
Palais de la Porte Doree(1.4 km)
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.
Musee Edith Piaf(2.6 km)
Bercy Village(1.4 km)
For a taste of the French countryside, a visit to Bercy Village brings to life the spirit of market shopping inside Paris.
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