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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 #81 of 789 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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the cemetery after it had just rained and the whole place had a very dark and spooky vibe. But beyond that it was kind of beautiful too. Many old and gorgeous crypts, cobblestone streets and lovely trees.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

An interesting diversion on a tour of Montmartre with some worthies buried there, including Nijinsky's interesting grave. Prepare to spend time; a plan at the entrance and half way gives numbers of graves to look out for.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A lot to see. Take it slowly & respectfully. Loved the old guy feeding the stay cats, had a lovely chat. Calm, quiet & peaceful. A working Cemetary, so be mindful of others & take litter etc with you. You can get a map of the whereabouts of the most famous inhabitants!

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Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Being Ballet fans we visited the cemetery to find Nijinsky and Marie Taglioni's (the first ballerina to go en pointe) graves. It is so peaceful it is hard to believe it is in the centre of Paris and some of the grave architecture of the graves are draw dropping (Dalida's for example). It proved to be a peaceful break from... More

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Roeselare, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This cemetery is not just a cemetery, it has something very special, it is really a cemetery you don't find in every city / country. It is a must to do in Paris. Also some famous people are resting here. Take your time to see it all. Cause it's worth!

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Burntwood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It may seem strange to visit a cemetery when visiting Paris, but it really is worth the trip. Located a short walk west of the Sacre-Coeur the cemetery is the final resting place for many famous people including Nijinsky and Emile Zola, It is a very large cemetery dating back to 1825. Visitors can obtain a map at the entrance... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

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perth wa
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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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