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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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not famous but very interesting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Redwood City, California
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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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Columbus, Ohio
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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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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.