This week’s podcast took place in one of the smallest cemeteries in Paris, the Cimetière du Calvaire. This secret cemetery is around the corner from the famous Sacre-Cœur but remains unseen by tourists and locals. How? Well it’s only open to the public one day a year, November 1st.
But if you’re ask very politely, and if you have a Paris podcast, the mayor of the 18 arrondissement Éric Lejoindre might just let you in. You can hear all about our venture into the cemetery here and get loads more info.
But on this page you’ll see more from our trusty photographer, Augusta Sagnelli, who joined us on the visit. Note: these photos are best enjoyed from your desktop, and you can click each image to enlarge it. If you’re on a mobile, you should be able to click the small arrows to scan through each gallery.
The very well-hidden cemetery
Behind the scenes with the mayor
A closer look at the gravestones
A closer look at the calvary
Smaller details of the cemetery
The Earful Tower podcast episode
Click play to listen to Monsieur Le Maire Eric Lejoindre leading us through the cemetery and the nearby Calvary. The priest of the church, Alexandre Denis, also features on the episode. (You can also find this podcast episode on Spotify, iTunes, Android… and everywhere else you find podcasts.
Practical details: How to get to the cemetery
You can find this cemetery between Sacré-Cœur and the quaint artist square Place du Tertre. The Saint-Pierre de Montmartre church is open for visits from Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-12pm and 3pm-6pm. The cemetery is only open to the public on the 1st of November, for All Saints day. Note: It’s sometimes open for heritage days too. Address: 2 Rue du Mont-Cenis, 75018
Metro: Line 2 Anvers, Line 12 Abbesses or Lamarck – Caulaincourt
Bus: 30 Pigalle
That’s it for now!
A big thanks to Augusta Sagnelli for the wonderful photos.
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