Cimetière du Château

Nice, France

The graveyard at Cimetière du Château, which was founded in 1783, has 2,800 graves, where some of Nice's most famous people lie buried. The cemetery stands on the old citadel of Nice. Even today, some sections of the massive walls of the ancient fortress remain. The fortress, which was built in the 16th century, was once one of the most secure strongholds in France. The cemetery is as much popular for its function and history as for the scenic views of the city that affords.

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Montée Eberlé 1, Nice, France
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Founded: 1783
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in France

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Koko (5 years ago)
De magnifique sépulture et bien entretenue
dijana palada (5 years ago)
Really nice cemetery. Worth to see. Far away from noise and crowd. So peaceful.
Dominik Gerbershagen (6 years ago)
A strikingly beautiful cemetery that bears a lot of history one cannot really discover. But the largeness of some statutes or graves is really impressive!
Mike Norman (7 years ago)
One of the most beautiful cemeteries I've visited.
Monique Könning (7 years ago)
One of the most beautiful cemeteries of France. Here you'll find impressive tombstones. Some have even QRcodes for more information. It has even stunning views over Nice.
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