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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 #110 of 734 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Well worth a visit. I have been to Paris many times but this was my first visit, we stayed a couple of hours, looking at the monuments and reading some of the messages. It really made me think about the bigger things in life (and death), it made me feel humble and put many other thoughts into perspective. As you... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris last January. It was a cold, rainy day but we had fun anyway! Very disappointed that there were no maps available to carry with us. Important to print maps of cemeteries and location of the famous graves BEFORE you leave home!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We spent quite some time wandering around this cemetery on a grey day in Paris. It became more crowded later on when the sun came up, but was still enjoyable. We borrowed one of the laminated plans from a hook on the wall of the house where we entered which outlined approximately where over a hundred famous people's graves could... More

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

On the south central side of the city, just beyond the Montparnasse Tour is the cemetery. There are many notable people buried here and the cemetery can be a pretty and quiet place to take a walk (and a good place to go before touring the catacombs of Paris). There is never a line to get in, no access fees... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The cemetery has an excellent layout and there is a plastic guide to the graves that you can use as you walk around. I think the names tell the story of the place from Mexican Dictator Porfirio Diaz to Eugene Ionescu Romanian playwright to singer Serge Gainsbourg. Composer Cezar Franck has a neat plot while king foodie writer Pierre Larousse... More

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I've gone over the years to pay respects to my family there, but never written a review about this very nice and historic cemetery (2nd largest) in Paris. From the very new to very old (section 30 is the oldest) this cemetery is full of interesting and eclectic memorials to those who have gone before us. The staff and conservator... More

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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

If you like to tour cemeteries, this place will not disappoint. If you don't think you like cemeteries, you should give this a try. It is a beautiful area, different than most cemeteries in the USA (other than New Orleans maybe). The gravestones & monuments are all unique with some being over 300 years old. They have some nice benches... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Looks very odd to British eyes, where we don't go in for such grand resting places. Otherwise a haven of peace and tranquillity, though not eternal peace for the visitors, in an otherwise busy and slightly scruffy Paris suburb. Worth a visit if you're planning to go up the tower.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Go to the bathroom before you go! There is a restroom at the entrance but you have to crouch down over a hole :) No proper toilet!

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Saltillo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This a must-see if you know who Porfirio Díaz or Julio Cortázar were, because they're both buried here. Julio Cortázar's tomb is still what Oscar Wilde's used to be: it's got writing all over of it of fans, pieces of his writing, kisses, scratches. It's a piece of artwork in memory of a great writer and I hope it doesn't... More

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