Picpus Cemetery

Local nameCimetière de Picpus
Location12th arrondissement of Paris, France

Picpus Cemetery is the largest private cemetery in Paris, France, located in the 12th arrondissement. It was created from land seized from the convent of the Chanoinesses de St-Augustin, during the French Revolution. Just minutes away from where the guillotine was set up, it contains 1,306 victims executed between 14 June and 27 July 1794, during the height of the Reign of Terror. Today only descendants of those 1,306 victims are eligible to be buried at Picpus Cemetery.Picpus Cemetery is one of only two private cemeteries in Paris, the other being the old Cimetière des Juifs Portugais de Paris in the 19th arrondissement.

Picpus Cemetery is situated next to a small chapel, Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix, run by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart. The priests of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts are referred to as "The Picpus Fathers" because of the order's origins on the street.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picpus_Cemetery

Official Website http://www.parisinfo.com/musee-monument-paris/71410/Cimetiere-de-Picpus

Phone +33 143 441 854

Coordinates 48°50'38.393" N 2°24'1.236" E

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