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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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

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

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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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
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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