Burial place

Philibert's grave - ©Rémi Villalongue / CC-BY Philibert's grave - ©Rémi Villalongue / CC-BY

Do you think someone can get lost in the Catacombs? Like in a good old horror film, lost in the dark... This tragic story happened to a chap named Philibert Aspairt: he died in Paris Catacombs, one...

Décure's Port-Mahon - ©KoS / Public domain Décure's Port-Mahon - ©KoS / Public domain

Décure, quarryman and artist We are now in the Port-Mahon gallery, named after the stony sculpture representing Port-Mahon fortress, made between 1777 and 1782 by the quarryman Décure, nicknamed...

Gilbert's grave - ©Rijin / CC-BY-SA Gilbert's grave - ©Rijin / CC-BY-SA

The poet's farewell A fake grave? Yes, the one belonging to Nicolas Gilbert, poet from Lorraine in the 18th century. A grave also known as Sarcophage du Lacrymatoire. We can read on it those poetry...

Françoise's grave - ©Passion Leica / CC-BY-SA Françoise's grave - ©Passion Leica / CC-BY-SA

Famous? Why? This grave belongs to Françoise Géllain, first buried in the Vaugirard cemetery. We read this on the stone:A la mémoire de Françoise Gellain dame Legros, couronnée par l’Académie...

Innocents cemetery, 19th c, T. Hoffbauer - ©Jebulon / Public domain Innocents cemetery, 19th c, T. Hoffbauer - ©Jebulon / Public domain

A big common grave The current fountain replaced the Innocents cemetery. A cemetery flanked by its little neighbouring church founded in 1130, surrounded by walls in 1186: it looked like a cloister...

Brandelis' praying statue - ©Giogo / CC-BY-SA Brandelis' praying statue - ©Giogo / CC-BY-SA

On its little quiet square, this Norman church is located in front of the castle of Aubigny. A nice Classical castle, at the end of a long, long alley planted with green trees… The family de Morell...

René II's grave, detail - ©Fab5669 / CC-BY-SA René II's grave, detail - ©Fab5669 / CC-BY-SA

Duke René II’s foundation René's grave Cordeliers church commemorates duke of Lorraine’s memory: raised between 1477 and 1484, it was the foundation of one and only man, René II. He raised the...

Stanislas' grave - ©François BERNARDIN / CC-BY Stanislas' grave - ©François BERNARDIN / CC-BY

A vault for Stanislas Don’t touch! In the 18th century, everybody in Nancy forget the chapel. The ex king of Poland and duke of Lorraine, Stanislas Leszcinski, turned up in Nancy in 1737. He saw the...

The mausoleum - ©Dumuids / CC-BY-SA The mausoleum - ©Dumuids / CC-BY-SA

Joseph Sec Joseph was merchant in Aix-en-Provence, an erudite from the Enlightenment, follower of the French Revolution’s ideas. His mausoleum is a ″hymn to the glory and to the law″! He was born in...

The entrance - ©Coyau / WikimediaCommons / CC-BY-SA The entrance - ©Coyau / WikimediaCommons / CC-BY-SA

This 45 hectares cemetery houses amazing and nice tombs, real masterpieces created by the finest artists: Visconti, David d'Angers, Garnier, Barrias, Guimard... Come on, let’s journey through time...


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