Saint-Georges cemetery is the largest in the City of Geneva. It is home to a funeral home and crematorium.
Opening times of the cemeteries
Every day, from 7.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Who is entitled to be buried here?
The municipal cemeteries of the City of Geneva are reserved for the following people in accordance with the provisions applicable in each cemetery:
- citizens of the municipality of Geneva;
- people who were born or who died here;
- people who were home owners or residents here at the time of their death.
The conditions are stipulated in articles 9 to 13 of the City of Geneva Cemeteries Regulation.
The largest cemetery in the city
Saint-Georges cemetery was created in 1880 on land offered to the City of Geneva by the municipality of Lancy.
In November 2007, in the presence of the representatives of the religious communities concerned (Muslims and Jews) Administrative Councillor Mr Manuel Tornare officially inaugurated the denominational plots made available to them.
Saint-Georges cemetery is the largest of the four municipal cemeteries, covering a total surface area of 219,000 m². It is home to the Saint-Georges funeral complex and crematorium.
The famous Swiss painter, Ferdinand Hodler, is buried here along with other personalities.
The Chapelle de l’Ange de la consolation
This chapel is located on the grounds of Saint-Georges cemetery. It is the chapel of the former crematorium and columbarium, built in 1902 and decommissioned in 1976. It was re-opened in 2000 after undergoing major renovation work. The name of “Chapelle de l’Ange de la Consolation” comes from its interior fresco. It has a seating capacity of 88 people.
The Chapelle de Camoletti
This chapel is located to the left of the entrance to St Georges cemetery. Built in 1882-1883, it is named after its architect John Camoletti (1848-1894). Recently renovated in the original style, it has a seating capacity of 96 people.
All the municipal chapels of the City of Geneva are available to families for a secular or religious ceremony. With the exception of the Camoletti Chapel, they all provide access for people with reduced mobility and are equipped with a system for the hearing impaired.
Flowers are accepted and recorded for each bereavement, presented to the public during the ceremonies and then given to the families.
To obtain information concerning a grave (location, time frame, etc.), please contact the Saint-Georges cemetery gatehouse.
Opening times of the administration
Monday to Friday: 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. continuously.
Article modifié le 20.07.2022 à 14:00