CIMETIÈRE DE Passy
2 rue du commandant schloessing
metro: trocadero, LINE 6
phone: +33 1 53 70 40 80
Opened in 1820, Passy Cemetery is named after what was then a local village, and covers a little more than 4 acres. While it may be small Passy has some of the city's finest funerary sculptures and is also the final resting place of several of the city’s more well-known and interesting characters.
In fact, besides the Big Three of Montparnasse, Montmartre and Pere-Lachaise, Passy is my favorite cemetery.
Here you will find Impressionist painters Edouard Manet and Berthe Morisot, Romantic composers Claude DeBussy and Gabriel Faure, noted French aviators Dieudonne Costes and Bellonte, aircraft designer Henry Farman, American silent screen star Pearl White ("Perils of Pauline"), Marcel Renault, Louis Ernest Barrias, Bao Dai the last emperor of Vietnam, American newspaper publisher James Gorden Bennett, Jr. and all sitting in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. There are also quite a few wonderful works of art in Passy as well.
Located at 2 rue Commandant-Schloessing in the 16th arrondissement. Get off at the Trocadero metro stop and look for the Passy Cimetiere exit. With your back to the Eiffel Tower, the cemetery is located just across the Place du 11 Novembre from the Trocadero. In fact, you can see the wall of the cemetery straight ahead, and keeping the wall to your right follow the avenue Paul Doumer for a few yards but then switch over to the rue Commandant-Schloessing and the entrance is on your right.
One entrance on rue Commandant-Schloessing.
Small conservation office on the left as you enter the cemetery; WCs along the same side and just to the rear of the office.
Images provided by Steve Soper. All rights reserved.