Final Resting Place:
Cimetiere du Nord
1 bis Rue du Champ de Mars
Reims, , 51100
Grave Location:Canton 2, Chapelle Clicquot-Ponsardin
Grave Location Description
One of the most exceptional monuments can be found behind the Sainte- Croix chapel at the entrance (listed as a historic monument), which is richly decorated and has an eclectic architectural style. As you enter the main gate stay to the left and walk until you come to the end of Canton 2. The vault where Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin, known as “Veuve Clicquot” (Widow Clicquot) rests is on your right (her name appears on the other side of the vault).
From the mid-19th century, a number of notable figures created impressive funerary monuments, marking a certain reputation amongst writers, military figures, magistrates, “men of science”, industrialists and many more.
Many of these surnames have been forgotten but the names associated with the champagne houses remain well known in this cemetery including Heidsieck, Krug, Lanson, Pommery, and Roederer.