Camille Flammarion

Birth Name:
Nicolas Camille Flammarion
Birth Date:
February 26, 1842
Birth Place:
Montigny-le-Roi, France
Death Date:
June 3, 1925
Place of Death:
Juvisy-sur-Orge, France
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
Cemetery Name:
Observatoire Camille Flammarion à Juvisy-sur-Orge
Claim to Fame:
Camille Flammarion was a famous French astronomer, author, magazine publisher and notable psychical researcher. He was a prolific author of more than fifty titles, including popular science works about astronomy, several notable early science fiction novels, and works on psychical research and related topics. He also published the magazine L'Astronomie, starting in 1882. He maintained a private observatory at his home in Juvisy-sur-Orge, France which is open to the public today.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Observatoire Camille Flammarion à Juvisy-sur-Orge

32 Avenue de la Cour de France

Juvisy-sur-Orge, Seine-et-Oise, , 91260



Grave Location:

Flammarion Private Garden

Grave Location Description

As you walk through the entrance take walk away from the home and towards the gardens – staying to the right. Follow the path into the woods for approximately 100 feet and you will see the Flammarion monument on your right.

In 1919, Camille married his second wife Gabrielle Renaudot (1876–1962) and for six years they worked side by side to promote astronomy in France. After Camille died, Gabrielle continued to maintain Juvisy Observatory and even made arrangements for work to continue after her death. She is buried next to her husband in the observatory park.

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48.693370, 2.372042

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