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Montmartre Cemetery (Cimetiere Montmartre)

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Address: 20 av. Rachel | 18e, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-43-87-64-24
Activities: Walking
Description: 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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The Montmartre Cemetery may not even be on your radar as a traveler… but it should be, and I’m going to tell you why. As a traveler, when you think of a Parisian cemetery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Montmartre Cemetery may not even be on your radar as a traveler… but it should be, and I’m going to tell you why. As a traveler, when you think of a Parisian cemetery, you’re likely going to first have “Pere Lachaise” pop into your mind. And good! That’s a lovely cemetery. But it can be crowded due to its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

spent an entire afternoon wandering around in cemetery! so spooky, yet so incredibly majestic. a must-see in Paris. you won't regret.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't normally take a look around a cemetery but we thought we'd take a look. Wandering through the cemetery it makes you wonder who these people were, what they did, how they ended up there. An incredible range of monuments to some much loved people and the lives they lived. It seems strange to call a place for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is very close to moulin rouge on the way back from sacre coer basilica....there are very old graves here and you can get a real feel of family graves, ornate and ancient graves,,,However no one significant is buried here ..!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I didn't get a laminated map - didn't see them. I was simply overtaken by the air of utter peace. So I wandered, and wandered and came out thinking 'how beautiful and serene can this be after the consumate gaudyness of Versailles.'

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Not as known as the Cimetière du Père Lachaise, this alternative is beautiful with beautiful tombstones. There are a few historical figures such as Dumas, Degas and La Goulue. It is in the Montmartre area, off Place Clichy. It is more interesting to spent time there when visiting Montmartre than Pigalle and le Moulin Rouge, whose past is far behind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A great alternative to a park, we spent an enjoyable hour wandering through the fascinating graves - it's like a mini architectural tour, there's so much variety! Make sure to take a laminated map at the entrance, pointing out the burial places of the great and the good, including Degas, Dumas, Stendhal, Offenbach and Montmartre's very own La Goulue. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went there by accident. It's quite amazing, especially, of course, if the weather is nice. The graves look like small houses and some of them are very old. It's closely packed, so you can leave the "streets" (which have streetnames!) and walk along small paths amongst the graves. Not to miss if you're looking for a little quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A cemetery review ? Is this normal ? You couldn't keep your eyes off the graves ( they looked like small houses ). Very bizzare indeed ! All very unique !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Ok might be weird but was the reason for my trip to Paris. Have visited lot of good cemeteries and this one did not let me down. It's like a little city of tombs and amazingly quiet considering right in city. Had lovely day wandering about looking at beautiful tombs. Also lots of cats wandering about which is a bonus... More 

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Montmartre
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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