poster for the Cimetière des chiens celebrating 120 year anniversary
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Journées européennes du patrimoine 2019 & cemeteries

poster for the Cimetière des chiens celebrating 120 year anniversary

While on a project of reviewing older Colleen’s Paris blog posts and archiving some, I came across the cemeteries and maps post. Paris may be the city of lights, but it is also the city of cemeteries. For all who enjoy the peace and quiet and sculptures of Paris cemeteries, one of the out of the ordinary is the Cemetery for the Dogs (Cimetière des chiens). The city of Asnières-sur-Seine is celebrating the 120th anniversary the third weekend in September, which is also the annual Journées européennes du patrimoine (Heritage Days in Europe).

The French Minister of Culture invites you to review the program in either French, English, German, Spanish or Italian. In the upper right column of their home page choose your language. Follow the pop up for the programming. If discovering the other side of the Seine river sounds intriguing, there is much to discover in Asnières-sur-Seine (accessible from Metro line 13).

This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history a few decades ago with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. In 1990 for American Airlines I began working as a flight attendant, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines after 20 years. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel and I am active in Toastmasters. Enjoy!