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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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PEACE & QUIET

My wife and I took a stroll through the cemetery on our way to somewhere else and we were delighted to find a little oasis of calm in a busy city. There is nothing to rush around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A bit too structured and straightlined this cemetery lacks the charm of Pere Lachaise, but that means there are less tourists as well. At the entrance there is e free map to borrow to find the graves of some of the more wellknown people buried here and thta makes the visiti interesting if you are into that kind of thing... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My wife and I took a stroll through the cemetery on our way to somewhere else and we were delighted to find a little oasis of calm in a busy city. There is nothing to rush around and here but it's lovely to amble about a read the tombstones of some of those who have passed this way. The detail... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Just near the modernist tower of Montparnasse is this delightful walled cemetery. The graves are very close together and many are extremely grand. Jean-Paul Sartre is one of many famous people buried here. I went for a walk around the cemetery one morning and it was an interesting experience. The cemetery is very peaceful but I was unsuccessful in finding... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Quiet and well plotted out, a free map on the way in hanging on the wall, make sure to return after use. Visit Jean Paul Sartre and Simone Beauvoir along with many others. A lovely place to get away from the bustle of Paris and located in a lovely part of the city where you will find many cinemas and... More 

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It i a peaceful place, not as famous as the Cimetière du Père Lachaise, but equally interesting, and much closer to the center of Paris, in the Montparnasse area. There are several famous artists buried there; several tombstone are beautiful

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A few years ago, I rented an apartment for a month, overlooking Montparnasse Cemetery. It was part of my neighborhood and I occasionally walked through the 47.5-acre grounds. Writer, philosopher and feminist Simone de Beauvoir once lived in my building for decades so I sometimes stopped at her grave site, which she shares with fellow writer and philosopher Jean Paul... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This cemetery is behind a wall and only part of the cemetery is open to the public. Please find out the hours the cemetery is open. The part of the cemetery we walked around was the newer part of the cemetery and not very interesting. There are other cemetery in the area with older crypts and mausoleums. If you are... More 

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Minneapolis
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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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