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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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One of the most atmospheric of Paris's cemeteries. Misleadingly not in central Montmartre but on the western edge at the foot of a hill, quite a long walk from Sacre Coeur. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

One of the most atmospheric of Paris's cemeteries. Misleadingly not in central Montmartre but on the western edge at the foot of a hill, quite a long walk from Sacre Coeur. The main entrance is at the southern end of an ugly bridge on Rue Caulaincourt. As you enter, make sure you pick up a laminated map of the cemetery.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The cemitery is, as one would expect, a pretty chilled out place, great to walk by and think about death and get sad and stuff. But the best part is the fact that the cemitery is filled with cats, so if you happen to visit during a sunny day, it is cool to try to spot as many black cats... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Quite a few of the famous people who made Paris as it is are there. Writers, singers, actors.... and remember to give a few euros to the old chap who feeds the cats twice a day. A lovely dedicated gentleman!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

fantastic to wander around and look at the ornate cemetery tombs / houses that were erected from 1829 onwards. Each one a work of art in itself. Stained glass windows and places to worship. Some were in disrepair but just added to the ambiance of the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

When I told my friends I purposely chose to make a point while in Paris to go to this cemetery to place a rose by Edgar Degas grave they gave me mixed reviews however there is a charm and beauty about this place. Completely different sort of calming vibe when you get off the streets of Paris. There were a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We went for a walk in there during a very cold -with a little shy sun- morning. Its very old and very different from the other cemeteries. It reminded me the Recoleta cemetery in Buenos Aires. They have a touch of museum as well. Its really an interesting place to walk, and its free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

A very interesting place.No admission fee. Do some home work on the people buried in this historical place before you go however to assist you and give you a total experience. The cemetery has Wonderfull monuments ,crypts and ornate graves that inspire you to think back on the past and contemplate the meaning of life. I felt very safe wandering... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Myself and my husband went here after visiting the Sacré Coeur, which is only a short walk away. I only wanted to see Duman as I love his work, but it was a nice walk through the cemetery to find his grave. Expect to see the graveyard cats and crows milling about as you walk by. Some very interesting and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I went there all alone and felt a different side of Paris, besides the lights, the rushing people... You can spend about an hour seeing the tombs with unique designs and also catch some naughty kitty hiding in the bush sometime ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

...Just walking along the paths, was so serene and peaceful. Wondering what life on earth was like for the residents here...was so interesting to look at all the gravesides and buildings, to reflect on the date born and date of death, couldn't help but ponder life in the years in between. Certainly a different event on a list of places... More 

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The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.