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W&C: LE CIMETIÈRE DE PASSY

 LE CIMETIÈRE DE PASSY


Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

A conference in French presented by Renée Morel
$25

The same conference will be offered twice at The French Class:

Tuesday, January 21st, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 25th, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In 1802, all Parisian cimetières communaux (small parish cemeteries) were closed by order of Napoleon I and replaced by four new ones just outside the city. Everyone knows the Northern Cemetery (Montmartre), the Eastern one (Père-Lachaise), the Southern one (Montparnasse), but few tourists—or even Parisians—know about the Passy Cemetery, the Western. And yet, because it is located in an expensive residential district, near the Champs-Élysées, this peaceful cemetery located behind the Trocadéro, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, became the aristocratic necropolis of the capital.

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