Cimetière de PassyThe Cimetière de Passy is a famous cemetery located in 2, rue du Commandant Schœlsing, Paris, France.
In the early 19th century, several new cemeteries replaced all the Parisian ones. Outside the precincts of the capital, Cimetière de Montmartre was built in the north, Cimetière Père Lachaise in the east, and Cimetière de Montparnasse in the south. At the heart of the city, Cimetière de Passy was built.
Opened in 1820 in the expensive residential and commercial districts of the Right Bank near the Champs-Élysées, by 1874 the small Passy Cemetery had become the aristocratic necropolis of Paris. It is the only cemetery in Paris with a heated waiting room.
After World War I, the retaining wall of the Passy cemetery was adorned with a bas relief in honor of the soldiers. The beautiful cemetery is sheltered by a bower of chestnut trees, and sits in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
A few of its famous residents are:
- Marie Bashkirtseff -- Painter; her tomb is a real-size studio.
- Tristan Bernard -- Playwright and novelist
- Bao Dai, last Emperor of Vietnam
- Claude Debussy -- Composer
- Ghislaine Dommanget (1900-1991), Princess of Monaco
- Henry Farman -- Aviator
- Edgar Faure, Statesman
- Gabriel Fauré -- Composer
- Fernandel -- (Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin) -- Actor
- Maurice Gamelin --(1872-1958), 1st Commander of Allied Forces in WWII
- Jean Giraudoux -- Writer
- Georges Mandel, statesman
- Edouard Manet -- Painter
- Octave Mirbeau -- Art critic, novelist
- Berthe Morisot -- Painter
- Princess Leila of Iran -- (1970-2001), daughter of the Shah of Iran.
- Princess Brassova -- (Natalia Sheremetyev-Romanov)
- Marcel Renault -- (1872-1903), automobile pioneer
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand -- Statesman
- Pearl White, American silent film star, famous for doing her own stunts in her serials "The Perils of Pauline"