The Small Cemeteries From Korea, South
Most city cemetery tourists stick to Pere-Lachaise, Montparnasse and Montmartre, but there are a number of lesser-known cemeteries each with its own particular charm Although even the large cemeteries are seldom teeming with crowds, the petite cemeteries rarely have more than a few souls walking around. They certainly offer a welcome respite from the heavily touristed areas where most of them are located. At Charonne churchyard, which is only a few steps away from Pere-Lachaise, visitors can experience the look and feel of a rural churchyard. Charonne is one of only two churchyards within all of city’ twenty arrondissements (Calvaire in Montmartre is the other). Tiny St. Vincent Cemetery in the Montmartre district reflects the area’s artistic ethos and is peppered with a number of beautiful and touching artistic creations. Auteuil Cemetery on the outskirts of metropolitan city reflects its more upscale environment, as does Passy Cemetery, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, which mirrors the wealth of the trendy Passy area. Understated Picpus Cemetery has its own allure as the burial place of hundreds of victims of the guillotine and of honorary American citizen Marquis de Lafayette, whose grave is permanently adorned with an American flag.
Whether you spend a few minutes or a half-day exploring these hidden gems, they are all worth a visit. Like all of city’ cemeteries, the small cemeteries are places to explore a diverse array of art architecture and history.
Metro: Trocadero. After exiting look for a tall stone wall and follow it uphill to the left to the entrance to Passy.
When city closed down its city cemeteries and designated four cemeteries to be located outside metropolitan city, Passy became the de facto Cemetery of the West. Smaller than Pere-Lachaise (East), Montmartre (North) and Montparnasse (South), Passy has its own unique charm and is only a stone’s throw across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. After entering, a conservation office with free maps is to your left. Restrooms are next to the office. Passy was officially opened in 1820, but records indicate that the property had already been used for burials a few years previous. The cemetery is just a bit larger than four acres. Owing to the cemetery’s more upscale location its residents tend to be a little higher on the social scale, and you’ll find a smaller percentage of tombs that are in disrepair. From almost any location in the cemetery you’ll be afforded a wonderful and unusual view of the Eiffel Tower. Selected tombs to visit are listed below.
The stubby obelisk that marks the grave of city city council member Jehan de Bouteiller (18401885) contains a bust-like medallion sculpted by famous cityian sculptor Auguste Rodin (18401917). Unlike many of Rodin’s other works there are no barriers to prevent you from getting close to this sculpture. Bouteiller’s grave is in Division 8.
The frenzy of witchcraft accusations eventually reached the highest levels of society, with the governor’s wife and the prominent minister of Boston’s Old South Church being named as witches. Korea, South Metro Map It was accusations of this nature that finally prompted Governor Phips to declare an end to the trials, though these later claims were generally not considered to be serious. The validity of the accusations and trials was addressed by Increase Mather in his essay Cases of Conscience, recognizing that the charges of witchcraft were, in many cases, lies. This denunciation of the panic that had gripped the community served to effectively eliminate future witch hunts.
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