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Montmartre Cemetery

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Address: 20 av. Rachel, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-43-87-64-24
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This cemetery is the final resting place of Émile Zola, Edgar Degas...

This cemetery is the final resting place of Émile Zola, Edgar Degas, Alexandre Dumas as well as other artistic luminaries.

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amazing visit seeing some great and odd epitaphs of the famous, infamous and loved. Do go it is actually great fun

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing visit seeing some great and odd epitaphs of the famous, infamous and loved. Do go it is actually great fun

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cemeteries are always worth visiting, because no matter how simple or complex they are, one will always find something of interest. This cemetery contains the remains of a number of famous people such as Victor Hugo. My favourite was the tomb of Nijinsky with a small statue of him dressed (I think) as Petroushka. Worth an hour of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took time out to walk round the peaceful and serene cemetery of Montmartre. The cemetery is beautifully kept and in Autumn the colours are stunning. The grave, crypts and mausoleums are fascinating. Alexander Dumas, Hector Berlioz and many other greats from History lie here. If you want to take your foot off the pedal for an hour this is... More 

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Saint-Etienne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Don't get me wrong, I loved Sacre-Coeur. But after being somewhere that's crawling with tourists and scam artists, it was nice to explore this beautiful and peaceful cemetery. Montmartre Cemetery was less crowded than the more famous Père-Lachaise when I visited but it's just as striking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We were in a hotel in Bibliotheque Fr Mitterrand in May2015 and took Line 14 Metro, got down at St Lazare and then took Line 12 to Abbesses. From Abbesses, it was about 5-10 mins walking to reach the funicular for going to top. As we had the day pass, we didn’t need any ticket for the funicular. After seeing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Maybe you have to have a certain bias towards cemeteries to appreciate the beauty and history that they offer, however this is certainly a place to visit if you are in Montmartre. There are a number of famous interments with some spectacular graves, cenotaphs and tombs - in conjunction with understated graves of some famous personalities. Cemetery plans are available... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Beautiful, peaceful (of course)! Take a break and just wander quietly down the lanes. A map is available at the entrance if you'd like to track down some of the famous. There is also a Jardin du Souvenir...bring a stone to leave in memory of a loved one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I am quite a fan of cemetery visits, and this cemetery is a great treat. A fine collection of artists, thinkers, hedonists, inventors, resting in a place of great beauty. There's an excellent variety of monuments, including a huge mirrored bird, a fish, an old couple in bed, and a dodo!

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Malton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Set aside a couple of hours (at least) and submerge yourself in a piece of French history. Some of the statues are stunning, some so evocative of extreme grief that they can move to tears. Don't simply head for the 'big' names - Berlioz, Delibes, Alexander Dumas and dozens more legendary names are entombed here... some of the simpler tombs... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Montmartre Cemetery is definitely worth to visit even if it is not among the top attractions of Paris. The different type of graves, looking more like a tiny chapel are amazing and masterpiece of art. They are just so different to other cemeteries. Offenbach, Dumas, Stendhal, Degas are only few of the famous persons resting in this peaceful place.

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Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colors, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.
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