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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

Address: 3 bd. Edgar-Quinet | 14e, Paris, France (Montparnasse)
Phone Number: 01-44-10-86-50
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Ranked #127 of 624 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are located here.
Attraction details
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are located here.

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Haifa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 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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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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24 helpful votes 24 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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