Sainte-Ursule de la Sorbonne
17 rue de la Sorbonne
METRO: cluny-la sorbonne, line 10
Built in 1635 it became the final restating place for Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642), who guided for good or ill the policies of France under Louis XIII. His body was eventually placed beneath an enormous statue group in 1694. During the Revolution of 1789 Richelieu's body was taken from its tomb, his head removed and the rest thrown into the Seine.
Also buried beneath the floor are a number of former teachers and students of the Sorbonne, as well as several young men who were killed by the Germans during the occupation years of World War Two.
See Bertrand Beyerns's Guide des tombes d'hommes célébres (2008 163).