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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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8:00 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

The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de...

The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are located here.

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Peaceful and Perfect for an Earthly Pre-Mortal Reflection

Just steps from Gare Montparnasse, if you have half an hour to spare, I'd recommend a visit to this famous cemetary, only eclipsed by Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

really amazing tombs including Piaf, Wilde, musicans, rock stars, film stars, inventors and some really strange people

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Just steps from Gare Montparnasse, if you have half an hour to spare, I'd recommend a visit to this famous cemetary, only eclipsed by Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise), which of course is somewhat (un)famously famous because Jim Morrison is buried there. Anyway, this like most cemetaries is a very peaceful place for a slow walk to ponder life and... More 

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A number of famous French personages are interred here, some of whom such as Satre, Simone de Beauvoir and Serge Gainsborg continue to have flowers placed on their tombs. A reflection perhaps of French notions of 'egalite', it is notable that Christians, Jews and the deceased of other faiths are interred side by side. World leaders could perhaps learn something... More 

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A beautiful, quiet place, not overflown by crowds, where you can just walk, sit around, read, or contemplate life, and, obviously, death. Some very intricate tombs can be found there, and some famous graves, too. A wonderful spot away from the beaten tourists paths.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Found this out by looking down form the tower and even though it was raining . Still went through the cemetery and it was very interesting and a little scary but fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I was staying nearby and thought I would take a look. Samuel Beckett is buried here. A worthwhile reflection and some interesting choices of headstones. Not a tourist site but good for quiet reflection.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Worth a visit just to see if you can spot any famous people (or famous dead people), clean but erratically set out, I am not sure if there is a map to be bought - we just wandered and looked in awe at some of the monuments to people. Bit bizarre I know but it takes all sorts and why... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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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.
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