According to his last wishes, Rudolf Nureyev was buried in the Russian cemetery at Sainte-Geneviève-des-bois, near Paris. The ceremony took place on January 12, 1993. Rudolf Nureyev’s memorial was unveiled on Monday 6th May 1996 in the Russian cemetery in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois close to Paris. It was designed and built by set designer, Ezio Frigerio who often designed Nureyev’s choreographies sets. This mosaic memorial resembles one of the oriental kilim rugs that Nureyev loved so much.
How to get to the orthodox cemetery of Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois :
By bus : Bus N° 104 – Croix Blanche direction – Get off at “Piscine” stop. The cemetery is on your right.
RER C : Take the RER C train direction Dourdan or Saint-Martin d’Etampes. Get off at Sainte-Geneviève des Bois.
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8, rue Léo-Lagrange – 91700 Ste-Geneviève-des-Bois
Tél : 01 60 15 11 40
Visiting times :
8 am – 5 pm in winter
8 am – 7.30 pm in summer