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Cimetiere de Plainpalais

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A nice walk without having to leave the centre!

The trees and the surroundings are nice for a small walk in the city centre away from the traffic... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2014
Sotiris
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Zurich, Switzerland
Pretty okay, but I've seen better

A nice place for morning/afternoon walk. There were not as many graves as I thought, but there were... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
Terrylia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Dec 16, 2016
“Pretty okay, but I've seen better”
Jun 15, 2016
“OK if you're passing by”
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

A nice place for morning/afternoon walk. There were not as many graves as I thought, but there were several modern sculpture that I felt a bit out of place.

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Reviewed 16 June 2016

It's an interesting cemetery to walk through if you're in the area, but nothing extraordinary except for the few famous people buried there. I would not say it's worth a trip specifically to see it unless you're wanting to see the graves of these famous...More

Thank dunmetiel
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Some interesting and famous people are buried here, each grave/tomb is different. Nice place to have a walk, some benches let the visitor rest, and even the trees offer a nice image. Since not many people visit the cemetery, it's a great place to visit.

2  Thank Alberto J
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The unmarked grave of Jean Piaget can be found here, as well as the marked tombs of Jorge Luis Borges and John Calvin (marked in the French style as "Jean Calvin"). It is an easy walk from Plainpalais, but easiest from the Cirque tram stop.

2  Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 9 November 2014

The trees and the surroundings are nice for a small walk in the city centre away from the traffic. Some important people of the cultural and political life of Geneva are buried there.

1  Thank Sotiris
Reviewed 7 November 2013

And that's all. We went there to find Kalvin's grave. Found it. It was hard to find, it is not marked.

1  Thank Michal K
Reviewed 28 May 2013

It's a nice and quiet place to have a walk and meditate when you're a Geneva citizen, as close to the center, but it's not a place to visit for tourists.

Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 10 February 2013

A nice place but nothing special in comparison with all the other amazing parks in geneva. If you are curious to see calvin's grave go there, or if you are in the area take a look, but don't go on purpose!

1  Thank 19Lis
Reviewed 28 December 2012

If you are in the area, why not visiting it, but don't go there if you don't plan to do anything else in the district! You would be really disappointed!

2  Thank globecoureuse
Reviewed 31 October 2012

Also known as the Cimetière des Rois, after the street it's on. Green lawns, flowerbeds, perfect peace in the shade of old trees - this must be one of the most beautiful places in Geneva. Calvin is buried there, and Davy (who invented the Davy...More

2  Thank ELear
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