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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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Cemetery is located very close to gar and edgar quinet metro station. Most of the tombstones are wonderfully carved and totaly worth a visit. It takes about 2 hours to completely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Cemetery is located very close to gar and edgar quinet metro station. Most of the tombstones are wonderfully carved and totaly worth a visit. It takes about 2 hours to completely tour it. Make sure you visit the catacombes before visiting and read about both their history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A bit off the beaten path but worth a visit. We went looking for my husbands grandfather's grave and the office staff were very helpful. There is a map highlighting graves of interest and it doesn't take too long to get around. It is pretty well organized. Some interesting pieces as always in a cemetery...loved Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It will never hurt to take a little break off the hectic of your life. Wether you are waiting for your train at the 'Gare Montparnasse' or you want to discover another good place of paris, you'll do good to pass by the cimetière montparnasse. You can think about life, have a seat on one of the many benches or... More 

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

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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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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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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