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Montmartre Cemetery (Cimetiere Montmartre)

Address: 20 av. Rachel | 18e, Paris, France (Montmartre)
Phone Number: 01-43-87-64-24
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Ranked #77 of 624 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This cemetery is the final resting place of Émile Zola, Edgar Degas...
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner 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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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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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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Tampere, Finland
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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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Moama
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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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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Kouvola, Southern Finland, Finland
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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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Dallas, Texas
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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

After a quick visit to Sacre Coeur, we meandered our way through the streets of Montmarte to this beauty. It's very humbling to have a reminder that all that's left when we pass are the memories our loved ones hold, and the grave stones that are left behind. It was especially breathtaking in the fall, with the leaves having changed... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The cemetery is unique. From Dalida the music diva of 50s and 60s to an architect from 17th century are resting in peace here. The only awful point is a bridge right above the graveyard full of cars and their noise!

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We only saw the cemetery from a long bridge above. Montmartre Cemetery is the third largest cemetery in Paris and is almost 200 years old. The bridge allows cars and pedestrians over it because it is below street-level in an old quarry (talk about utilizing the land efficiently). The tombs and mausoleums below were crammed together but were really beautiful.... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Some of the graves were pieces of architecture in themselves. It sounds quite morbid and I got some weird looks from friends when I said I was visiting a cemetery but it really is beautiful. Look out for the famous names, there's a map if you want to pay homage to anyone in particular.

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