St Roch Cemetery

Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Named for St Roch, a semilegendary figure whose prayers supposedly averted the Black Death, this cemetery became popular with Catholics during yellow fever outbreaks. The chapel here once housed ceramic body parts, prosthetics and false teeth – testaments to miraculous healing – but it's indefinitely closed due to termite damage. In the meantime, the necropolis itself is suitably gloomy and atmospheric.

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