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Suresnes American Cemetery

West of Paris, the Suresnes American Cemetery is the first to house the graves of soldiers from the two world wars. A real place of remembrance that spreads over 3 hectares.

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It was in 1919, on the occasion of Memorial Day, that the President of the United States, Thomas Woodrow Wilson** and the French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, inaugurated this military necropolis, whose land, located on the slopes of the Mont-Valérien, was then granted to the American nation. 1,541 American soldiers who died in the First World War and in the years that followed are buried there. In 1952, the bodies of 24 unknown soldiers who fell between 1939 and 1944 were added to the list of missing persons. Suresnes then became the only cemetery in Europe to associate the 2 World Wars.

Today, the victims rest for eternity side by side, without distinction of rank, race or religion. The rows of white Italian marble crosses and the vegetal decoration of the cemetery give it a very calm, serene and solemn atmosphere. In the shape of a "V", they converge towards the same point: the imposing chapel built in 1932, richly decorated, and dedicated to the memory of the two world conflicts.

A moving stroll not far from the heart of the capital.

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris, relive the history of the Second World War in Paris Region.

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123, boulevard Washington
92150 Suresnes

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    All year round, daily between 9 am and 5 pm.

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    • French
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