Paul Éluard

Birth Name:
Eugène Émile Paul Grindel
Birth Date:
December 14, 1895
Birth Place:
Saint-Denis, France
Death Date:
November 18, 1952
Place of Death:
52 avenue de Gravelle, Charenton-le-Pont, France
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Claim to Fame:
Writers and Poets
Paul Éluard was a French poet and one of the founders of the Surrealist movement. He is widely considered the best of the surrealist poets, and his surrealist books include Capitale de la douleur (1926), La Rose publique (1934) and Les Yeux fertiles (1936). Éluard also included among his close friends such visual artists as Picasso, Miró, Tanguy, and Salvador Dali (who stole his first wife, Gala).

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Cimetière du Père Lachaise

16 Rue du Repos, 6ème division, Chemin Lesseps

Paris, , 75020




Cemetery map of Cimetière du Père Lachaise in Paris, France.
Cemetery map of Cimetière du Père Lachaise in Paris, France.

Grave Location:

Division 97

Grave Location Description

Paul Éluard’s final resting place is located in the furthest Northeast corner of the cemetery opposite the main entrance (it’s quite a walk). The grave can be found on Avenue Circulaire on the path and not too far from Edith Piaf.

Grave Location GPS

48.85974, 2.399630



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