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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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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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Finding Jean Paul Sartre

Arrived early in the day and the check-in time was hours away. After the bags were stored, we headed for a bit of a walk from the hotel to the Montparnasse Cemetery. It is divided... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After queuing at the catacombs for more than an hour we gave up and decided to enjoy the late spring sunshine at the Cimetiere Montparnasse instead. As far as cemeteries go this one is historically interesting, if a little bit grid like. We didn't look for any of the dead celebrities but enjoyed finding all sorts of over the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Me and my husband came across the cemetary whilst walking to the Montparnasse tower. It is massive and full of beautiful tombs and gravestones. Some of them are very old and are fascinating. It was very beautiful when walking through and free. I only wish we had known about it before hand and done some research into the history! Views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you read Dirty hands, you could like to visit Sartre tomb too! Furthermore, Samuel Beckett and many famous people have been buried there. If you research about cemeteries, you must visit it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Beautiful, serene cemetery close to the hustle & bustle of the trendy Montparnasse district. Plenty seats, and seems to be popular with locals who like to sit and relax in the pleasant surroundings. A fraction of the size of Pere Lachaise, but still worth a visit, and there's the same handy signs at the entrances to guide you to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a huge, free cemetary. It is still being used and a wake was going on while we were there. Very interesting tombs, the office apparently has maps of the notable tombs - we saw people walking around with them but didn't pick one up ourselves. Lots of sitting benches. It could take several hours to wander through but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Not as flamboyant as Per Lachaise but has something very special of its own. Interesting history and pick up one of the guide pamphlets at the gate on entry. Split across two sites it is a good days walk amongst some fabulous tombs. Another one of France's famous cemetery's

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Arrived early in the day and the check-in time was hours away. After the bags were stored, we headed for a bit of a walk from the hotel to the Montparnasse Cemetery. It is divided into two parts, separated by a small street. We saw many monuments to Jewish dead and started to view the Christian areas, when we stopped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A cemetery for some of the rich, well-to-do and famous makes for an interesting tourist attraction. Some of the more well-known graves are handily marked on a laminated sheet by most entrances. We found Monsieur Citroen and Jean Paul Satre's resting places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Before travelling to Paris I had found the cemetery was a short distance from our hotel so had it in mind when we got to Paris! After a day out exploring the city we decided to walk to the cemetery which took about 5 minutes however we found it to be closed, which was our fault as we should have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I ended up strolling through while waiting for my hotel room. I ended up going back a few times. Did a little research on the web and found out who else might be buried there... famous french people from all walks of life. Military, artists, philosophers, scientists, politicians, authors, etc...

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