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Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois Russian Cemetery

Rue Leo Lagrange, 91700 Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois, France
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Stunningly beautiful grave site

A stunningly beautiful grave for an extraordinary dancer. The grave site is an extraordinarily... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gordon W
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Canberra, Australia
Worthy homage to Nureyev

Rudolph Nureyev's grave, like the great dancer and choreographer, is also magical being... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
raypask
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 weeks ago
“Stunningly beautiful grave site”
24 Jan 2018
“Worthy homage to Nureyev”
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Rue Leo Lagrange, 91700 Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunningly beautiful grave for an extraordinary dancer. The grave site is an extraordinarily realistic representation of a kilim rug, and was designed and built by set designer, Ezio Frigerio who designed several of Nureyev's choreography sets. The cemetery itself is quite beautiful and serene....More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Rudolph Nureyev's grave, like the great dancer and choreographer, is also magical being 'draped'with a 'woven rug' of brilliant colours that contrasts to the sobre traditional Russian Orthodox graves nearby. This is so worth the trek in any weather.

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

Arrived by train in December to visit the burials of renowned emigrants. Striking tomb of Rudolf Nureyev draped in a mosaic of an oriental carpet.

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Reviewed September 30, 2015

Rudolf Nureyev's mosaic-covered tomb is here, along with that of Mathilde Tschessinskaya, once the lover of Tsarevitch Nicholas. It is the final resting place of my own old ballet teacher, the glorious prima ballerina Olga Preobrajenska. Take the regional train from Paris through the lovely...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2015

A nice place to meditate and travel in History. A part of Russia in France. You'll feel the Russian atmosphere and discover some surprising tombs such as Nouriev's ,covered with an oriental carpet in mosaics.

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tomoch527
February 13, 2018|
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The cemetery was open on saturdays when i visited it last year. The small church was closed.. Bruno DL
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