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 : CEA bus, 58 boulevard Saint-Jacques (Denfert Rochereau); direction Ste-Geneviève-des-Bois. Open as of 8 am; general enquiries :
33 (0)1 69 46 69 00
RER C : Take the RER C train direction Etampes get off at Sainte-Geneviève des Bois station then take the bus 104 going to ZI Croix Blanche, stop at Parc Pierre which is very close to the cemetery.
Cemetery map - Click here
8, rue Léo-Lagrange 91700
Tél : 01 60 15 11 40
Visiting times :
8 am - 5 pm in winter
8 am - 7.30 pm in summer
General enquiries :
In the office next to the chapel
8.30 am - 12 pm
1.30 pm - 5 pm,
closed Sat. and Sun.