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Montmartre Cemetery (Cimetiere Montmartre)

20 av. Rachel | 18e, Paris, France (Montmartre)
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Ranked #59 of 732 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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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This is a great place despite parts of it are under a bridge. The architecture of the tombs provide great variation as you gaze at the monuments of the famous and the unknown. There is a metal map to show you where some famous folks are interned. The access to the cemetery is a bit hidden. You go over the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a very unique cemetery, far from ordinary, all the tombstones are like little houses, a very quiet, atmospheric place, just lovely for a wonder. Free to get in and some famous inhabitants so consult the map at the entrance. Very similar to Pere Lachaise, although much smaller however so much more accessible and closer to other sites to... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We did not plan enough time to roam this beautiful and vast sacred ground....next visit we will spend a good half of day strolling and reading the names and stories of those gone before...imagining the lives they had in Paris back in their lifetime...some graves well tended and some long forgotten...a must see even for a short while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

spent a quiet morning here. it was next door to our apartment, Citadines Apartments, 200 metres from Moulin Rouge. thought the place was amazing. We were looking for the gravesites of Nijinsky (ballet dancer) composers Delibes & Offenbach. found them all . , two with the help of a local lady. Such a peaceful place. It was early spring, the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We caught an afternoon of sunshine on our trip, and were lucky enough to have scheduled in time at the Montmartre Cemetery. It was an oasis. The atmosphere of the cemetery is bittersweet, haunting, peaceful. After the bustle of the city, it felt important to slow down and imagine the lives of the people entombed in the endless crypts. Some... More

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This cemetery is just a short walk from the Moulin Rouge in Montmartre and offers hectares upon hectares of beautiful graves, tombs and mausoleums that are sorted into divisions. A peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of the main town to contemplate life and appreciate the art and toil that went into creating these beautiful monuments to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

It's sometimes sad walking around this cemetery as many of the graves are quite unkept. I kept thinking give me a broom and a hose and a rubbish bag,but I'm sure a lot of people think that's what gives the place it's character. There is only one entrance so check your map.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a must see if you're in the area (visiting sacre coeur), get a map by the entrance as it's massive. Very unusual monuments and a great place to think.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Its a wonderful place. Great monuments and great place to think in life. Recomend the visit, its a lot bigger then i expected.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Another amazing destination in Paris, easy to reach with the Metro and we combined our visit here with the visit to Sacre Coeur which was great.

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