Cemetery of Lyon (Lyon, France)

Planned by the Architect Joseph Gay. This cemetery is known as” 4 winds cemetery” (St Just cemetery former name) because of its geographic location, indeed it is placed on the elevated plateau of the Town (Fourvière area) and overhangs Lyon’s center. It is the older cemetery of Lyon, the second notable in France, well-known for its architecture and historical monuments. The most famous tombs, which is flowered all the year is Maître Anthelme Philippe’s, a famous thaumaturgy who made healings and gave cares to the Russian Imperial family. All over the cemetery we can discover mausoleums, tombs, sepulchral chapels, obelisks, funerals columns built with elegance and sumptuousness. It is the outdoor museum of funerals sculptures. 

The two others important cemeteries are located on Guillotière area the “Old” founded in 1854 and the “New” built in 1857. The smallest are Croix-Rousse and St Rambert cemeteries. Throughout these cemeteries, lay to rest many historical persons who worked for Lyon’s fame.

Contacts
Cemetery of Lyon
43 rue Cardinal Gerlier
69005 Lyon 
France

e-mail: cimetieres@mairie-lyon.fr
Website: http://www.lyon.fr

Tel. +334 78252851

Opening hours (same hours for all the cemeteries)
Opened all the year except the 1st May and 14th July
In summer (from 02/05 to 02/11)
From 8.00 to 17.30
In winter (from 03/11 to 30/04)
From 8.00 to 17.00

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