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Montmartre Cemetery (Cimetiere Montmartre)

20 av. Rachel | 18e, Paris, France (Montmartre)
01-43-87-64-24
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Ranked #63 of 755 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
Activities: Walking
Description: This cemetery is the final resting place of Émile Zola, Edgar Degas, Alexandre Dumas as well as other artistic luminaries.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Resting place of emille Zola and Njinsky Wild interesting place Lots of wild plants growing in between the graves

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

it's a big cemetery but i don't see the attraction of looking at peoples graves. if you do then this one has lots to look at

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you have time in Paris or if you want to go off the tourist pass a bit you might consider visiting this place. It is located not that far away from the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and the Place de Clichy. Montmartre cemetery is the third biggest cemetery in Paris and has been a final resting place for many famous Parisians... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a great place to spend a warm afternoon in Paris. Definitely not a major tourist sight, you can walk around for quite a while and it seems as if you are on your own. Some of the tombstones date back to the 1700's, so this is a neat view of Parisian history. While there are some tombstones of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have been in Paris many times, but I never went to Montmartre, even if I like architecture and history. Never made time for it, I guess. This year I decided to include it on my list and it was worth the time. The place is quiet ( not the part under the bridge though) and there are so many... More

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

Well worth a visit, we spent a couple of hours walking round, reading the monuments and thinking about the bigger things in life and death. It really is a peaceful and thought provoking place

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a great place despite parts of it are under a bridge. The architecture of the tombs provide great variation as you gaze at the monuments of the famous and the unknown. There is a metal map to show you where some famous folks are interned. The access to the cemetery is a bit hidden. You go over the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a very unique cemetery, far from ordinary, all the tombstones are like little houses, a very quiet, atmospheric place, just lovely for a wonder. Free to get in and some famous inhabitants so consult the map at the entrance. Very similar to Pere Lachaise, although much smaller however so much more accessible and closer to other sites to... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We did not plan enough time to roam this beautiful and vast sacred ground....next visit we will spend a good half of day strolling and reading the names and stories of those gone before...imagining the lives they had in Paris back in their lifetime...some graves well tended and some long forgotten...a must see even for a short while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

spent a quiet morning here. it was next door to our apartment, Citadines Apartments, 200 metres from Moulin Rouge. thought the place was amazing. We were looking for the gravesites of Nijinsky (ballet dancer) composers Delibes & Offenbach. found them all . , two with the help of a local lady. Such a peaceful place. It was early spring, the... More

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