40 rue du Télégraphe
METRO: TÉLÉGRAPHE, line 11
PHONE: +33 1 46 36 66 23
Opened in 1808, Belleville contains some 3,200 graves on four acres. Surrounded by apartment buildings the cemetery was once part of the old Menilmontant Park where Claude Chappe first demonstrated his semaphore "telegraph" system (thus rue du Télégraphe).
Sculpture (by division):
- 5 - Laurent, bust of a man
- 12 - Memorial to the 40 Republican Guards who were executed by Communards during Bloody Week in the last days of the Commune of 1871, pyramid
- 13 - Cinema pioneer Léon Gaumont (1863-1946) medallion
From the Metro just walk up rue du Télégraphe to the cemetery entrance, which will be on your left.