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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

3 bd. Edgar-Quinet | 14e, Paris, France (Montparnasse)
01-44-10-86-50
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Ranked #102 of 692 attractions in Paris
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Description: The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are located here.
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Troy, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have been here a couple times and am always charmed by the surrounding neighborhood and this fabulous, yes, fabulous cemetery. My favorite. Man Ray is buried here and I paid my respects though I am a huge Lee Miller fan. I want to go back. I would like to be "parted out" when I die, incinerate what's left and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Typical Parisian cemetery, solemn, quite, graceful... One of my favorite French writers is buried there: Guy de Maupassant. We also found a grave of Alfred Dreyfus and it was really sad to see so many graves of the Holocaust victims in the Jewish section of the cemetery. Beautiful monuments, and as everywhere in Paris, there is no redundancy, just total... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We walk trough the cemetery and found lots of interesting graves. The most visited of the place is Jean Paul Sartre, but then we found Porfirio Diaz one so it was very interesting for us (that visited from Mexico) to see where was buried one of our former presidents. If you are looking for a calm place and tourist free... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Great place for a walk but be patient if you're searching for a particular resident. Very easy to get disoriented.

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Pie Town, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I don't know if the cemetary is interesting in itself, i.e., whether the tombstones and gardens are visually interesting enough, but it is interesting to see where a number of prominent French writers are buried: Sartre, de Beauvoir, and Ionesco are among them. The grave of Baudelaire is surprisingly nondescript, it's almost possible to miss it because it's small and... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

An amazing Cemetery with a lot to see. Allow a good hour to wander around the numerous different plots. We were fortunate to be able watch a burial which was incredibly complex with the moving and resetting of the stones. A totally different experience to the UK

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stumbled across this cemetery after being turned away from the Catacombs (to late in the day to make it through). Take the time to wander through and read some of the famous and not so famous persons buried in this quiet and serene place.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

One of the best cemetery's in the world! I spent a good couple of hours in here. The only bad thing for me was that it's very open. There's not many trees surrounding it and it felt weird being in such an open place filled with graves.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The famous grave stones are easy enough to find with a map or a guide book and the cemetery is quiet,pleasant place to walk,while thinking of all those remembered within its walls,including my parents buried in Sydney. With the Tour Montparnasse towering over you,the whole cemetery is lighter and more spacious than expected. There are breathtaking grave markers including an... More

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Charleston, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

It's kind of weird to be reviewing a cemetery as a tourist attraction, but I'm glad I wandered in because it was one of my favorite spots during my short visit to Paris. I never intended to visit Cimetière du Montparnasse. I made my way to the Catacombs and saw the incredibly long line. Since I was only in Paris... More

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