Levallois-Perret Cemetery

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Levallois-Perret Cemetery
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Entrance of Levallois-Perret Cemetery
Levallois-Perret Cemetery is located in Paris
Levallois-Perret Cemetery
The location of Levallois-Perret Cemetery
Details
Established1868
Location
CountryFrance
Coordinates48°54′00″N 2°17′20″E / 48.900°N 2.289°E / 48.900; 2.289Coordinates: 48°54′00″N 2°17′20″E / 48.900°N 2.289°E / 48.900; 2.289
TypeCommunal
Owned byMunicipality
Size7.5 hectares (19 acres)
Find a GraveLevallois-Perret Cemetery

The Levallois-Perret Cemetery (French: Cimetière de Levallois-Perret, also known simply as Cimetière de Levallois) is a cemetery in the commune of Levallois-Perret in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. Strictly speaking it is just outside Paris in the arrondissement of Nanterre, in the Hauts-de-Seine department, in the Île-de-France region.

The cemetery was subject of the Michele Bernard song Au Cimetière de Levallois.[1]

History[edit]

The cemetery was opened in 1868, in the then newly formed suburb of Levallois-Perret. According to the CWGC the cemetery was used by The Hertford British Hospital Charity (a charity founded by Richard Wallace and which after a merger in 2008 became Institut Hospitalier Franco-Britannique).[2][3]

The cemetery was enlarged in 1884 and in 1910. The entrance and offices were constructed around 1935.

There are two other cemeteries nearby, Cimetière Nord and Cimetière Sud.

Notable burials[edit]

It is estimated that the cemetery contains more than 27000 tombs. Many of the local dignitaries are buried here. The commune maintains some of the tombs.

Amongst others, this cemetery is the last resting place of Gustave Eiffel (in the family grave), Maurice Ravel (in the family grave) and Léon Zitrone as well as communards Théophile Ferré and Louise Michel.

In division 25 there is a Carré Militaire, dedicated to those fallen for France. In division 34 there are 29 graves from World War I, maintained by the CWGC.[4] There is also a large War Memorial (by Bertin and Yroudy) erected in 1923 and a monument to taxi drivers (les cochers-chauffeurs) erected in 1948 (division 22).

Nicolas Levallois (1816-1879), the first mayor of the suburb, is buried here.

Location[edit]

The entrance of the cemetery is located on Rue Baudin near the junction with Rue Raspail. It is located next to the railway. The cemetery is divided into 43 divisions. There are good views of Paris in the distance.

Public transport[edit]

Paris Métro Line 13 Transilien The cemetery is a short walk from Anatole France and Pont de Levallois – Bécon metro stations and are serviced by line 3. The nearest railway station is Gare de Clichy-Levallois, which is serviced by the Transilien Cergy line (L).

Bus (RATP) The cemetery is also served by bus lines 54, 93, 94, 163, 164, 165, 167, 174, 238, 274 and 275

There is a Vélib' station at Rue du Professeur René Leriche (21111).

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