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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Visiting Thiais Cemetery - Part 1

I visited Thiais Cemetery last week, just a few days before the 35th anniversary of Beauford's death.

A new tramway (T7) now runs past the cemetery, making the trip from central Paris faster, easier, and more pleasant than ever before. I documented the route to encourage those of you who would like to make the trip but are hesitant to do so because the cemetery is located outside the Paris city limits.

The route is simple. Take metro line 7, direction Villejuif, to the end of the line.

Metro stops indicated on panel above door on metro Line 7
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Follow the signs to the sortie (exit) for avenue de Stalingrad.

Sign on quay indicating avenue de Stalingrad exit
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Sign indicating avenue de Stalingrad exit
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Close-up of sign indicating avenue de Stalingrad exit
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Take the escalator to leave the station.

Escalator to avenue de Stalingrad exit
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The tram runs directly in front of the metro station. The shelter is located across the track and slightly to the left. Walk across the track (being careful to look for traffic before you cross) to board the tram. Take the train going in the direction of Athis Mons...



and exit at the stop called Auguste Perret.

Tram stops indicated on panel above door on T7
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Panel indicating next tram stop on ceiling of T7
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The cemetery is behind a cement wall across the busy route de Fontainebleau.


Cemetery beyond route de Fontainebleau
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Next week, I'll share photos of the cemetery itself.

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