A little under two acres in size, Auteuil cemetery is the final resting place for French director Abel Gance, painters Hubert Robert and Adolphe Yvon, opera composer Charles Gounod, and Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford), an American scientist whose wife, Lavoisier's widow, is buried in Père-Lachaise.
Notable burials (by division):
- 1 - Composer Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
- 5 - Painter Hubert Robert (5, 1733-1808)
- 5 - American scientist Benjamin Thompson, count Rumford (1753-1814)
- 6 - Sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875), cenotaph
- 8 - Film director Abel Gance (1889-1981)
There are also quite a few nice pieces of sculpture here as well.
Located at 57 rue Claude-Lorrain 75016. The nearest metro stop is Exelmans on the no. 9 line. After exiting the metro take rue Michel Ange south, away from Blvd. Exelmans. Follow the higher numbers, and it's just a two- or three-minute walk to rue Claude-Lorrain. Turn left, and the cemetery entrance is a short 50 meters on your right.
Only one at 57 Claude-Lorrain.
Small conservation building to the right of the entrance. The one bathroom is also to the right as you enter the cemetery, directly behind the conservator's office.
Images provided by Steve Soper. All rights reserved.