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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

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Address: 3 bd. Edgar-Quinet | 14e, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-44-10-86-50
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The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir...

The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are located here.

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A most incredible cemetery, completely different to what I am used to. Some of the tombs are such works of art, you have to stand and admire them. I was amazed at the tombs of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Adeline S
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

A most incredible cemetery, completely different to what I am used to. Some of the tombs are such works of art, you have to stand and admire them. I was amazed at the tombs of Charles Pidgeon, Bartholdi and Jundt just to name a few. You certainly need more than half an hour to find the famous people buried there... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This cemetery is not as well-known as Père Lachaise, but there are quite a few famous names...if you know where to find them. Tour Montparnasse lingers in the background, which may be a plus or minus, depending on your taste. It's worth a visit if you find yourself in the neighborhood.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

A beautiful oasis with wonderful statuary to famous families and individuals - Satre, Ionesco to name a few.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

will show the ending of all celebrities, peaceful and endearing, worth the visit, specially if you know the people

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

really amazing tombs including Piaf, Wilde, musicans, rock stars, film stars, inventors and some really strange people

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Just steps from Gare Montparnasse, if you have half an hour to spare, I'd recommend a visit to this famous cemetary, only eclipsed by Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise), which of course is somewhat (un)famously famous because Jim Morrison is buried there. Anyway, this like most cemetaries is a very peaceful place for a slow walk to ponder life and... More 

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A number of famous French personages are interred here, some of whom such as Satre, Simone de Beauvoir and Serge Gainsborg continue to have flowers placed on their tombs. A reflection perhaps of French notions of 'egalite', it is notable that Christians, Jews and the deceased of other faiths are interred side by side. World leaders could perhaps learn something... More 

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A beautiful, quiet place, not overflown by crowds, where you can just walk, sit around, read, or contemplate life, and, obviously, death. Some very intricate tombs can be found there, and some famous graves, too. A wonderful spot away from the beaten tourists paths.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Found this out by looking down form the tower and even though it was raining . Still went through the cemetery and it was very interesting and a little scary but fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I was staying nearby and thought I would take a look. Samuel Beckett is buried here. A worthwhile reflection and some interesting choices of headstones. Not a tourist site but good for quiet reflection.

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The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the center of Paris this neighborhood has something for every hour of the day.
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