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The Cemetery of the Old Castle is situated within the Old Town of Menton and is easily reachable through the narrow streets and staircases.
As the name suggests, there was a Castle standing at the top of the hill where the ruins were then converted into the cemetery you can find today, right after Napoleon commanded that people would no longer be buried in churches.
You will find crypts and graves as well as a huge chapel. A lot of foreigners have been buried here, residents and visitors during the Belle Époque movement. Among the most famous people to be buried in this cemetery is the founder of the game of rugby, William Webb Ellis.
This cemetery is situated in a beautiful setting overlooking the magnificent views of the harbour, the promenade and the Mediterranean Sea extending all the way to the Italian Riviera. Visit the cemetery and let its tranquillity and relaxing atmosphere take hold of you while admiring the breathtaking panoramic views.
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