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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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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Walk Don't Run

I love the peaceful tranquility of this cemetery and many others. My tranquility is transformed when I can exercise and celebrate my health and physicality in such a locale... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Minneapolis
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I love the peaceful tranquility of this cemetery and many others. My tranquility is transformed when I can exercise and celebrate my health and physicality in such a locale. Well be warned, NO RUNNING IS ALLOWED. I had guards running after me and whistles blowing and people shouting at me in French. I finally figured out that they do not... More 

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Haifa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Special Cemetery... Usually I visit special and known cemeteries in my travels because you can learn a lot about the past of the place visited. I think this is among one of the most interesting I've seen. It's interesting and quite unusual to see that there are graves of Christians, Jews and other faiths alongside each other. The cemetery is... More 

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Waunakee, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a "have to go and see" stop for me when we visited Paris earlier this month. Brassai has always been an inspiration to me and I needed to go here as we had gone to Pere Lachaise the last time we visited. As someone else posted, you are either into this or not! We stopped at the grave... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very cool way to spend a few hours in Paris between the hustle bustle! The grave stones and crypts were very interesting to explore.

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Look, you either like these things, or you don't. Or you’re curious, or you’re not. A stroll in a cemetery, especially a beautiful one steeped in history like this one, is a mini adventure; it’s an opportunity to think a bit about past, present and future. To ponder the lives of smart, accomplished people who made some magnificent contributions to... More 

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Missing out on the Catacombs which I'd suggest as a morning option, we decided Montparnasse Cemetery was a good 'plan B' and it was. Very orderly in comparison to the higgledy piggledy Père Lachaise, which, as ghoulish as it sounds, I love. A handy map notes 'famous' graves. We looked and found the final resting place of people we'd read,... More 

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

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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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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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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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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Montparnasse
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the center of Paris this neighborhood has something for every hour of the day.