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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

3 bd. Edgar-Quinet | 14e, Paris, France (Montparnasse)
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Ranked #123 of 631 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are located here.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

So quiet and calm palace within a very crowed city. Nice place to visit and think of people who are gone before us. Must place to visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wasn't here long, was on the way to the Cartier Bresson Institute, went in here for a walk. Thought it was a very peaceful and interesting place.

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Madinat Zayed, United Arab Emirates
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This cemetery in the southern part of Paris has almost as many notable people as the famous Pere Lachaise buried in it. It's also smaller and easier to manage in a short period of time. I will admit that there isn't the seemingly endless, winding paths crowded by elaborate tombs that Pere Lachaise has, but it's well worth a visit.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited this cemetery - as cemeteries go, it's very peaceful. The autumn weather added to the character of this place - autumn leaves scattered on the ground. Worth a visit.

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Seoul, South Korea
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a very good place for walking around. Well aligned with tombs and coffins, this doesn't look like a cemetery but a park. In Koreans mind, this cemetery's location is shocking. In my culture, death itself is bad thing whether the reason is good or bad. They believe, if you live near the tomb or cemetery, it may bring... More

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El Paso, Texas
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35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went here mainly to see the tomb of Mexican President Porfirio Diaz. The place is a very beautiful Parisian Cemetary. Very well organized and with a map right at the door to show all famous folks laid to rest here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was walking around this cemetery, something I usually do when in Paris. I normally stop at a grave where someone is tending it. One grave had an interesting design on it in blue, it was being tenderly wiped and decorated with flowers by the mother of a young man whose resting place it was. She said that he died... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We came across this on our way to the Tower and decided to walk through. It was a sunny day and what a beautiful place. So peaceful and the tombs/monuments are just amazing to look at. Well worth a stroll through if your in the area. There are maps of the site with various famous people listed to show you... More

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Irish author Samuel Beckett is buried here amongst many other French nationals. The cemetery is easily visible from the Montparnasse Tour and is easy to get to, no lines and you can wander around looking at the gravestones and monuments. There is a directory of the more well known people buried here but I would not say its an essential... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I've never seen a cemetery like it. Sculpture, works of art, and shady trees make this a pleasant way to wander through Parisian history.

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