This historical and cultural endeavour began for two reasons: first, to honour the extraordinary people who lie in Notre-Dame Cemetery and second, to highlight the interesting burial monuments that occupy the plots owned by the City.
This project would not have been possible without the support of Robert L. Philippart, whose thorough research of the cemetery's occupants and their stories, and written accounts of each, were invaluable in getting this huge undertaking off the ground.
How it works:
At Notre-Dame Cemetery, simple scan the QR code on the grave and you will be taken to the relevant web page, which contains biographical and historical information on the deceased and/or their family.
On the website:
On the web pages, you can view the interactive map to find the exact location of the burial monument you are interested in. When you click on a POI, you will be redirected to the web page dedicated to the historical figure you wish to read about.