5 rue sainte-hélène
metro: Porte d'Italie, line 7 (Ivry)
Phone: +33 1 40 33 85 85
Located in a largely residential section of the 13th arrondissement at the southern edge of historic Paris, Gentilly is nestled right alongside the peripherique ring road around the city. Still, it's a lovely place for an afternoon stroll with several fascinating sculptures (by division):
- 5 - Geneviéve Coudray (1929-1933) statue of a little girl
- 5 - Blanche Fraysse (1848-1869) bust of a woman surrounded by four columns
- 13 - Orchestra conductor Louis Millet (1859-1921) medallion depicting Millet conductin
- 22 - Physician Paulin Mery (1860-1918) bust
- 23 - French soldier, musician and occultist Jacob Theurge dit Zouave Jacob (1829-1913) bust by Fosse (pictured above)
Located at 5 Rue Sainte-Hélène in the 13th arrondissement. Take the no. 7 metro to Porte d'Italie and look for Blvd Kellermann as you exit the metro. Follow the blvd several blocks to rue Gouthiere and turn left, a block on it becomes rue Sainte-Hélène and the cemetery entrance is at no. 5 on your right. Alternatively, as you exit the metro you can cut through Parc Kellermann, crossing Poterne des Peupliers and look for rue Saint-Hélène.
1 Feb-1 Nov: 0800-1745 (8am-5:45pm)
2 Nov-31 Jan: 0800-1645 (8am-4:45pm)
Only one on rue Saint-Helene.
The conservation office in to the right of the entrance. The WC is around and to the rear of the office.
Images provided by Steve Soper. All rights reserved.