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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

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Address: 3 boulevard Edgar Quinet | 14e, 75014 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-44-10-86-50
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir...

The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are located here.

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Worth a stroll

The huge cemetery of Montparnasse is not exceptional from an artistic or landscaping point of view, although the restored wingless windmill (‘Moulin de la Charité’, 1661) is a... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst not one of the most architecturally interesting cemeteries in Paris it is a very tranquil place to walk around. It has a much less spooky atmosphere compared to Montmarte cemetery. There are a few interesting/notable people buried here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a few times before - plus all the other big cemeteries in Paris. This one is beautiful and peaceful with ornate gravestones and tombs and well maintained avenues and lawns. We didn't get a map this year so it was hard to find the 'celebrity' graves but that didn't spoil our visit. Annoyingly the signs listing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Montparnesse Cemetery was so interesting to me. My husband felt like he was in a horror movie and was never very comfortable. If you visit Sacre-Coeur you should make the 10-15 minute walk to the Montparnasse Cemetery. The walk will take you though a wonderful Paris neighborhood, instead of the touristy to and from the metro walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The huge cemetery of Montparnasse is not exceptional from an artistic or landscaping point of view, although the restored wingless windmill (‘Moulin de la Charité’, 1661) is a nice feature and the area is very green, as can clearly be seen from the nearby Tour Montparnasse. There are some interesting and photogenic sculptures, among which the bronze Angel of Eternal... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking distance from Montparnasse Cemetery and took advantage. At the entrance we used, a right turn took us into the Jewish cemetery, which includes the grave of Colonel Alfred Dreyfus. A left turn took us, we thought, into the Christian cemetery, but turned out to be quite mixed, and included graves of notable artists and writers. Some of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I like to stop by and pay my respects to Jean Seberg when visiting Paris. I always enjoyed her films. Sad end to a wonderful talent. Very nice cemetery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This cemetary is in the middle of the city and has many beautiful build funerary monuments and tombs (like little buildings).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is an unusual popular tourist attraction Because of the many notable people buried there. If you’ve got the time and passion for it, try search to find someone famous. If no, just stroll pass the grave stone and admire the strange beauty of the place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

looking for peace and tranquillity in Paris and vising a place of interest, you could not do better than visiting this cemetery. The place is very well maintained and pleasantly green. With helpful staff at hand you are in good hand. The interest of the place lies in that there are many celebrities of show business, politics, literature buried there.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is a haven of tranquillity in busy Montparnasse, full of fascinating headstones of many celebrities, writers, explorers and inventors – Ionesco, Gainsbourg, Sartre, Dreyfus, Man Ray and Charles Pigeon. Dead easy to find!

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The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the center of Paris this neighborhood has something for every hour of the day.
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