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Asnières-sur-Seine: Pet Cemetery Guided Tour with Ticket

1. Asnières-sur-Seine: Pet Cemetery Guided Tour with Ticket

1899, two Parisians from the upper middle class decided to join forces to open the first animal cemetery of the modern era: The cemetery of dogs and other domestic animals. They choose the Ile des Ravageurs located in the town of Asnières sur Seine near Paris to give animal lovers the opportunity to offer them a last home. The animal is no longer considered simply as a utilitarian object, it is now a sentient being that deserves a grave. For more than 120 years, thousands of animals have been buried in this cemetery. Some honored for their bravery, or having belonged to great celebrities. Other furry and feathered or anonymous pedigree holders. A common point and a certainty: they will leave their owners very sad after their departure. You will discover a monumental portal, a sculpture very representative of the place, poignant epitaphs, stories of stolen diamond necklace, Napoleon's mascot, sheep and hen, theater and cinema celebrities, tombs adorned with love . You will understand how the animal can comfort a life. You will know a little more about the funeral legislation for animals. Finally, you will have the impression of having boarded a time machine, admiring the Seine and the hundred-year-old trees. The dog cemetery of Anières sur Seine is also called the Père Lachaise of animals.

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