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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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Tranquility and peace under a four lane road

I didn't get a laminated map - didn't see them. I was simply overtaken by the air of utter peace. So I wandered, and wandered and came out thinking 'how beautiful and serene can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

I didn't get a laminated map - didn't see them. I was simply overtaken by the air of utter peace. So I wandered, and wandered and came out thinking 'how beautiful and serene can this be after the consumate gaudyness of Versailles.'

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Not as known as the Cimetière du Père Lachaise, this alternative is beautiful with beautiful tombstones. There are a few historical figures such as Dumas, Degas and La Goulue. It is in the Montmartre area, off Place Clichy. It is more interesting to spent time there when visiting Montmartre than Pigalle and le Moulin Rouge, whose past is far behind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A great alternative to a park, we spent an enjoyable hour wandering through the fascinating graves - it's like a mini architectural tour, there's so much variety! Make sure to take a laminated map at the entrance, pointing out the burial places of the great and the good, including Degas, Dumas, Stendhal, Offenbach and Montmartre's very own La Goulue. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went there by accident. It's quite amazing, especially, of course, if the weather is nice. The graves look like small houses and some of them are very old. It's closely packed, so you can leave the "streets" (which have streetnames!) and walk along small paths amongst the graves. Not to miss if you're looking for a little quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A cemetery review ? Is this normal ? You couldn't keep your eyes off the graves ( they looked like small houses ). Very bizzare indeed ! All very unique !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Ok might be weird but was the reason for my trip to Paris. Have visited lot of good cemeteries and this one did not let me down. It's like a little city of tombs and amazingly quiet considering right in city. Had lovely day wandering about looking at beautiful tombs. Also lots of cats wandering about which is a bonus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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.