The Parisian Cemetery of Thiais (Paris, France)

The Parisian Cemetery of Thiais (Paris, France)
The Parisian Cemetery of Thiais is one of three so called cemeteries "extra muros" located in the commune of Thiais in Paris.

Cemetery "extra muros"

As a result of various expansions, the city of Paris has integrated numerous cemeteries amongst which six are said to be “extramuros” because the proper territory of the town doesn’t include them. The cemetery of Thiais belongs to this category.

Landscape and funerary districts

Opened in 1929, Thiais shows some contrast characteristics:
  • The natural environment is rich of 6000 trees of various species. In the course of the seasons, they reinvent the landscape. 
  • The “garden of brotherhood” offers a tomb to anyone who needs it. It’s a very specific district which only exists in Thiais. 
  • The confessional districts host confessional gatherings that are allowed as long as the districts are not physically defined. The grouping of obedience in Thiais remains without equal in France.

Important monumens

  • The design of the main entrance is an example of modernist architecture of the 1930’s. It comines concrete and metal. 
  • The cemetery shelters specific memorials such as the one of the dead who gave their bodies to Science or the victims of Ermenonville’s one (an airplane catastrophe).
  • There are also several famous personalities buried at Thiais such as Joseph Roth (author of the Radetzky March), Leon Sédou (Trotsky’s son) or Paul Celan (writer, said to be the “poet of the holocaust”) and others.



*Photo source: www.blog.kermorvan.fr

Address

Conservation du cimetière parisien de Thiais
Route de Fontainebleau 261
94320 Paris
France

Contacts

Tel. +33 141732730
Fax: +33 146872188

Website: Cemeteries of Paris