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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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Sun 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: 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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Quiet haven

Such a peacefull and quiet place in this Busy district, didn't expect that. Very Nice to stroll around and enjoy the beauty of Some graves, and spend Some time searching for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Antwerp, Belgium

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Often people may find this ridiculous if I strongly recommend someone to consider a cemetery as must-visit. However, I didn;t refrain myself from doing this after I have visited this place multiple times. As part of my visit to Paris I have stayed in one of the hotels which was just adjacent to this place. At first impression I found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Such a peacefull and quiet place in this Busy district, didn't expect that. Very Nice to stroll around and enjoy the beauty of Some graves, and spend Some time searching for the celeberty graves.

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Dickinson, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

spent hours wondering through this cemetery.....so much art, and history...amazed by all the focus that is put in place to express their love for the departed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Over shadowed by its cousin Pere Lachace, this cemetery is just as nice with some excellent artwork, and some strange ones like the tombstone of a fish with boobs. Quite large, plan on spending more than a few hours. Maps of tombs are available to use.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have spent countless hours wandering around Montparnasse Cenetery, searching out the graves of the famous and notorious, in a kind of pilgrimage and an opportunity to contemplate the lives of those now slumbering there. It's a rich personal experience I've found and I never miss another occasion to recapture it. There is always something new to discover here. A... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A bit too structured and straightlined this cemetery lacks the charm of Pere Lachaise, but that means there are less tourists as well. At the entrance there is e free map to borrow to find the graves of some of the more wellknown people buried here and thta makes the visiti interesting if you are into that kind of thing... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My wife and I took a stroll through the cemetery on our way to somewhere else and we were delighted to find a little oasis of calm in a busy city. There is nothing to rush around and here but it's lovely to amble about a read the tombstones of some of those who have passed this way. The detail... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Just near the modernist tower of Montparnasse is this delightful walled cemetery. The graves are very close together and many are extremely grand. Jean-Paul Sartre is one of many famous people buried here. I went for a walk around the cemetery one morning and it was an interesting experience. The cemetery is very peaceful but I was unsuccessful in finding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Quiet and well plotted out, a free map on the way in hanging on the wall, make sure to return after use. Visit Jean Paul Sartre and Simone Beauvoir along with many others. A lovely place to get away from the bustle of Paris and located in a lovely part of the city where you will find many cinemas and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It i a peaceful place, not as famous as the Cimetière du Père Lachaise, but equally interesting, and much closer to the center of Paris, in the Montparnasse area. There are several famous artists buried there; several tombstone are beautiful

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Additional Information about Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

Address: Address: 3 bd. Edgar-Quinet | 14e, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-44-10-86-50
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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