Among the sights of Paris there are places where there are almost no tourists. One of them is “Le Cimetière des Chiens” (translated as the graveyard of dogs), also known as the cemetery of pets in Paris. I went here during my trip to France in November 2017.
“Le Cimetière des Chiens”, Paris
Le Cimetière des Chiens, France
“Le Cimetière des Chiens” in France
It is located between the suburbs of Clichy-la-Garenne and Asnieres-sur-Seine, in the north-west of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine , 1400 meters from Gare d'Asnières Sur Seine train station (15-20 minutes), 800 meters from Gabriel Péri metro station (10-12 minutes) and 1000 meters from Mairie de Clichy metro station (15 minutes) .
According to a friend who lives in the Asnières-sur-Seine area, the best option is to take the train to the Gare d'Asnières Sur Seine station and walk from there. Also a normal option is to get to the Mairie de Clichy metro station, but here you will need to cross the bridge: in spring, autumn and winter it can be very windy here. He did not recommend Gabriel Péri station, as the crime rate, according to him, is high there, since it is a Muslim-Negro area.
Simetière de Chien is the 1st animal cemetery in France and the 2nd animal cemetery in the world, founded and opened in 1899 by the lawyer and actress Marguerite Durand. It is a small area elongated in length, bordering the banks of the Seine. Many famous French animals are buried here, famous both on their own (rescue dogs, dog actors), and thanks to their owners – famous French personalities.
Dog cemetery, France
Also, ordinary pets are buried here. For example, there is a grave of a horse, a lion, a gazelle, a chicken, and a turtle. Well, of course, there are many graves of rabbits, birds, hamsters, cats and dogs.
Dog cemetery, Paris
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Paris dog cemetery
Entrance here is through the gate, to the right of the large beautiful gate. There is a ticket office where you need to buy a ticket worth 3.5 euros for adults and 1.5 euros for children who will go to the arrangement of the territory.
Le Cimetière des Chiens Cemetery
Cemetery “Le Cimetière des Chiens”, France
Below you can see the cost of burying animals at the Cemetery of Dogs in 2017 (rent of graves of different sizes for 1,3,5,10 and 20 years):
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The cost of burying animals
Right at the entrance is perhaps the most grandiose local monument – a dog named Barry (more precisely, it is dedicated to all rescue dogs).
Monument – to a dog named Barry
This St. Bernard worked in the mountains and saved 40 people. In fact, he is not buried here, as it is exhibited in the Museum of Bern.
The territory, in general, is not very large, it is planned by alleys – it is cozy and beautiful here. Cemeteries look beautiful in autumn when the leaves fall.
Le Cimetière des Chiens Cemetery, Paris
Le Cimetière des Chiens Cemetery in Paris
Le Cimetière des Chiens Cemetery in France
I tried to photograph the most memorable tombstones. Everything shows that the masters worked on them for more than one day. Some of them are very well maintained – fresh flowers and toys.
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It is now the end of November, and some graves are already decorated with Christmas motifs.
Tombstones, photo 4
So nice, the owners don't forget about their pets.
Sometimes there are very old graves. For example, this one is from 1929:
Animal graves, photo
and this one is from 1900:
Animal graves , photo 1
And here are 1914 and 1909:
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Animal graves, photo 3
According to some monuments to the graves, it is generally impossible to understand when they were placed, but it is clear that they are very old:
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I also liked a very modest and stylish monument to a cat:
Monuments, photo 1
And the monument to this cat looks impressive:
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Monuments, photo 4
And here is a very peculiar grave for a dog:
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and here too – with pictures of the cat at the bowl:
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Sculptors worked on some of them:
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Animals are buried here, for example, a grave turtles:
and these are rabbits:
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Here is a bird:
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Some graves with several pets that died at different times:
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When we were here, there were no tourists at all. I only noticed this girl who came to the grave, apparently to her pet. v-parizhe-kladbishhe-sobak-v-parizhe-d2d8d42.jpg” alt=”Pet cemetery in Paris | Dog cemetery in Paris” />
The girl in the animal cemetery
Stood at his grave for a long time, was silent . So sad..
If you are looking for interesting and unusual places in Paris, I advise you to spend time and come here, to the Cemetery of Dogs. It is small, you can walk around it in 20 minutes.