Pictus Cemetery (Cimetiere de Picpus) is 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 during the German occupation pf Paris during World War 2. A fascinating place well worthy of a visit. Use our Paris online journey planner to add Pictus Cemetery (Cimetiere de Picpus) and other attractions to your Paris vacation plans.
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If you have been to Paris a million times and are interested in history this is an interesting stop. This is the burial spot of Lafayette and the only place that the American flag is flown. During... more »
We are US history buffs. This was on our list, as we have seen Washington’s, Hamilton’s, Mulligan’s, Franklin’s graves...etc. But we couldn’t have done it without the famous fighting Frenchman. This.... more »
Very interesting place. The grounds are somber, as is the church. It was interesting to read the names of the 1,300 people who were buried in a mass grave there on the walls of the church.
Wonderful place, but hard to find and hard to get in. But do try. It is a part of Parisian and World history. To learn and to look.
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