The Cimetière des Gonards is the largest cemetery in Versailles on the outskirts of Paris. It began operations in 1879. The cemetery covers an area of 130000m2 and contains more than 12,000 graves.Plan your visit to Cimetiere des Gonards and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Versailles trip itinerary planning website.
This is a rurally landscaped cemetery, the upper part of which is laid out with walks and planted with trees. The Devos-Logie and Mirand-Devos Chapels were designed by the architect Hector Guimard in 1894.
There is a section for military graves, including 534 German military graves from the two World Wars, marked by a monument and stelae of pink granite, and a war graves section containing the graves of 181 Commonwealth service personnel of both World Wars. In the highest part is a monument to those French service personnel who are buried in the graveyards of North Africa.
The cemetery also contains a Jewish area (sections "L sud" and "L ouest"), and many English and American Protestant burials.
The notorious executed murderers Henri Désiré Landru and Eugène Weidmann are buried here, in unmarked graves.
Cimetiere des Gonards Reviews
Visited the grave of my wife's great grandfather, who was killed in WW1. Military cemetery was immaculate and the onsite staff were very helpful in directing us to the right place. more »
My fiancé really loves Edith Wharton so we stopped by the cemetery after we finished up at the Palace of Versailles. The site is about 1.2 miles from the palace. We took a nice walk in about 30 min... more »
I buried my mother-in-law (alive) there
C is the greater of Versailles only for families and the military graves. The parking is very complicated in the neighborhood. But it is possible to enter the cemetery by car.
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