Cimetiere du Chateau, Nice

4.7
The Cimetière du Château in Nice, France, is the burial site for notables such as:


Freda Betti (1924–1979), opera singer

Louis Feuillade (1873–1925), film director

Alexander Herzen (1812–1870), writer, novelist

Gaston Leroux (1868–1927), journalist, novelist

Emil Jellinek-Mercedes (1853–1918)

Carolina Otero (1868–1965), dancer

Renée Saint-Cyr (1904–2004), actress

José Gustavo Guerrero (1857-1958), first president of the International Court of Justice

Alfred Van Cleef, jewellerThe Cimetière du Château stands on the old citadel of Nice. Even today, some sections of the massive walls of the ancient fortress remain. The fortress, which was built in the 16th century, was once one of the most secure strongholds in France. The cemetery is as much popular for its function and history as for the scenic views of the city that affords.


The graveyard at Cimetière du Château, which was founded in 1783, has 2,800 graves, where some of Nice's most famous people lie buried.
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  • The cemetary sits on top of the hill at the back of Old Town and has some impressive memorials. If a cemetary can be regarded as a place for tourists this is one of the best as the memorials are...  more »
  • Whilst at the top Castle Hill we stumbled upon this large and very, very beautiful cemetery. The views of the city and surrounding mountains are great. The stone work and graves are very grand and...  more »
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  • Stunning experience. Beautiful cemetery with a wonderful view of Nice. Definitely the highlight of my trip here.
  • Really nice cemetery. Worth to see. Far away from noise and crowd. So peaceful.
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