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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

3 bd. Edgar-Quinet | 14e, Paris, France (Montparnasse)
01-44-10-86-50
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Ranked #119 of 764 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Description: The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are located here.
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went here mainly to see the tomb of Mexican President Porfirio Diaz. The place is a very beautiful Parisian Cemetary. Very well organized and with a map right at the door to show all famous folks laid to rest here.

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was walking around this cemetery, something I usually do when in Paris. I normally stop at a grave where someone is tending it. One grave had an interesting design on it in blue, it was being tenderly wiped and decorated with flowers by the mother of a young man whose resting place it was. She said that he died... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We came across this on our way to the Tower and decided to walk through. It was a sunny day and what a beautiful place. So peaceful and the tombs/monuments are just amazing to look at. Well worth a stroll through if your in the area. There are maps of the site with various famous people listed to show you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Irish author Samuel Beckett is buried here amongst many other French nationals. The cemetery is easily visible from the Montparnasse Tour and is easy to get to, no lines and you can wander around looking at the gravestones and monuments. There is a directory of the more well known people buried here but I would not say its an essential... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I've never seen a cemetery like it. Sculpture, works of art, and shady trees make this a pleasant way to wander through Parisian history.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This cemetery is much more manageable than the grand (yet gorgeous, don't get me wrong) Pere Lachaise. They provide maps (which you must return at the end) at the entrance if you're looking for the big names, but you can also just walk around and see the beautiful/quaint/quirky/thought provoking headstones and monuments. Also a nice area for having lunch later,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Easy to navigate around. Plans can be picked up as you go through the gates. We saw some very quirky tombs and graves. Great many famous artists and writers are buried here. Well worth a visit.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My hubby and I decided to visit this cemetery because it was very close to our Pullman Montparnasse hotel when we were in Paris in June. This attraction was gated and had opening and closing times, but visitors could wander around freely on gravel paths. It is best to have in-hand a plan of this cemetery (print it off their... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Well worth a visit. I have been to Paris many times but this was my first visit, we stayed a couple of hours, looking at the monuments and reading some of the messages. It really made me think about the bigger things in life (and death), it made me feel humble and put many other thoughts into perspective. As you... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris last January. It was a cold, rainy day but we had fun anyway! Very disappointed that there were no maps available to carry with us. Important to print maps of cemeteries and location of the famous graves BEFORE you leave home!

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