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).