8. Cemetery of the Woods-of-Vaux
Coubertin dies in Geneva on September 2, 1937 from a heart attack in the park La Grange.
His funeral took place in the church Notre Dame of Valentin in Lausanne, and he is buried in the cemetery of the Woods-of-Vaux, which was designed by Alphonse Laverrière. In 1937, he becomes the tenth man of honor of Lausanne, but he didn’t have the chance to receive this honor before his death. Coubertin’s heart rests in Olympia. Today, Olympic visitors regularly decorate his grave with flowers, and the cemetery is a wonderfully tranquil yet little known park.
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tl 1: Stade olympique; 3: Mont-Blanc