8. Cemetery of the Bois-de-Vaux

Coubertin dies in Geneva on September 2, 1937 from a heart attack in the park La Grange.

© Marin Trotta – Ville de Lausanne
The grave of Pierre de Coubertin

His funeral took place in the church Notre Dame of Valentin in Lausanne, and he is buried in the cemetery of the Bois-de-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.