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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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Resting place for Degas, Sax, Charcot, Dumas

This cemetery is very easy to negotiate. There are laminated maps on a hook located just inside the entrance. These are free to use during your visit. Once you have worked out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This cemetery is very easy to negotiate. There are laminated maps on a hook located just inside the entrance. These are free to use during your visit. Once you have worked out which numbers correspond to the graves and which to the sections, it is simple to find the famous graves. Notable graves include those for Zola (although Zola's remains... More 

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Hamme, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's not as big as Père Lachaise, but well worth the visit. It's very peaceful with impressive graves and some important people buried here. Just make sure you check opening hours. When the bell rings, find your way out, or you might spend the night with the dead... You will find guards in uniforms there. But make no mistake about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Kinda interesting, I guess if you were French and were more astute to French history this would be more appealing. The various architecture in relation to tombs and gravestones are interesting to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lots of old graves and monuments are scattered around in this huge cemetery. Many famous people are buried here. Very close to one of the Metro stations, easy to find.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It reminded me of the cemeteries in New Orleans! Lovely to walk in on a sunny day! Well maintained, worth a visit if you are in the area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This cemetery was one of a kind and I've never seen anything like in the world. Somehow it fosters a sense of "park" vibe welcoming all, yet is also eery and so vast it can be disorientating but quite revealing too. André Amperes grave was the highlight of this trip for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

What a lovely quiet special place to walk around and read the headstones, some dating back to the 1800's, and the last resting place for many notable people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Another beautiful Paris cemetery, although not quite as spectacular as Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, it is still worth a visit and you'll find some peace and quiet from the masses of tourists in Montmartre. There is a map listing plot number of some of the more famous graves to look out for: Edgar Degas, Hector Berlioz, etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a fascinating cemetery to visit if you are looking for something a bit different in Paris. The cemetery is in the middle of a busting neighborhood but its sunken nature makes it a tranquil haven away from the crowds. You can wander row after row of ornate crypts and forget that you are in the middle of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A fascinating old cemetery. Degas, Dumas, Zola, Duplessis (Camile), Najinsky. The curators have done an excellent job of making the graves easy to locate.

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Address: 20 av. Rachel | 18e, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-43-87-64-24
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre

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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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