Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)
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Historic Sites • Cemeteries
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are located here.
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Neighborhood: Montparnasse
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.
How to get there
  • Edgar Quinet • 3 min walk
  • Raspail • 4 min walk
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Ugo C
Reykjavik, Iceland747 contributions
Jun 2022
This is a place of contemplation, and hosts the graves of so many famous (and infamous) people. Some tombs are anonymous, while others tell whole stories. This is a place not to miss
Written July 14, 2022
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explore_with_may
Philippines896 contributions
Apr 2022
I recommend visiting this place if you are in the area and have some time. It is the second largest cemetery in Paris, made for nice walks, free, and several famous people, including Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, are buried here. However, not as beautiful as Pere Lachaise and the Montparnasse Tower sort of ruins the view in some angles.
Written June 17, 2022
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danecobain
High Wycombe, UK123 contributions
Jun 2022
This isn't as famous as Père Lachaise, but it's still definitely worth a visit. I pottered around for a few hours paying tribute to some of my favourite writers.
Written June 15, 2022
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Morten A
Frederikssund, Denmark342 contributions
May 2022
This is a beautiful cemetery with lots of history and famous French. But so are tons of other cemeteries and I wouldn't take a detour for this. A little spooky though when you realise that people are still put to rest here.
Written May 23, 2022
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aesilver
Los Angeles33 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
I am so glad that I stumbled upon this place. I was heading to the Catacombs and took what I expected to be a brief 5 minute detour though the cemetery. I ended up spending 45 minutes, at least, winding my way through the landmark.

So much history, beauty, love and loss. I’d never seen anything like it.
Written April 25, 2022
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~littleFIRE~
Ballycastle, UK442 contributions
Jul 2020
Spend an morning or afternoon strolling through the hallowed grounds of this lessor known cemetery in Paris and you wont be disappointed - 47 acres and 35,000 people interred! From Serge Gainsburg to Jean Paul Sartre! Toilets on site. The cemetery guide free copies are located at the main entrance and your can return these after your finish! Nice walk from Montparnesse station and lots of eateries en route suggest the Vavin junction for good places to eat and also the metro! Also some nice small boutique Hotels around Vavin (Hotel Danemark is very good) and nearby the Luxemberg gardens southern entrance - final tip - the house that Gertrude Stein lived in is also nearby at Vavin - 27 rue de Fleurus. Has a blue plaque!.
Written June 29, 2021
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Turner S
Paris, France1,389 contributions
May 2021
Walking through a cemetery should seem morbid or dark. There are many amazing sculptures to see. More importantly one can take time to reflect on those who came before us and their accomplishments, from Serge Gainsbourg to Jacques Chirac. I enjoyed looking up the names and learning their stories. It was a lovely way to pass the time on a nice day. It is a grid layout which makes it less confusing than Pere Lachaise. Afterwards, you can walk down Rue Daguerre market street nearby with its many ethnic restaurants to give yourself a break from French cuisine.
Written May 13, 2021
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ChrisO
4 contributions
Oct 2019
Not usually a place to review but this cemetery has a number of famous people buried there. It is well kept and some of the mausoleums has been built so elegantly . It is also well kept and i spent the afternoon wandering around and reading the gravestones. Cemeteries are not an uplifting place to go to but this one is certainly worth a visit if staying in around montparnasse or montmarte.
Written September 22, 2020
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Sonata-Julija
Zaventem, Belgium14 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We are family of three, each of us was looking for a different tomb. We found what we wanted.Cemetaries, in general, tell lots of history behind. Architectual style of tombs varries a lot. Cemetaries represent a big part of the history, culture and nation itself. It is the second biggest after the Pierre Lachase.
Written March 1, 2020
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Janis L
Tiburon, CA205 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I love cemeteries. Good ones take you on a journey through history, art and family. Montparnasse is in central Paris near the Luxembourg Gardens so how can you miss? There is a division between the Christian and Jewish parts of the cemetery - weird but interesting, n'est-ce pas? The tombstones and mausoleums are amazing. Rife with sculpture and bas relief work. There are old memorials and others are contemporary. Do look for the tombs of Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir with their bus ticket and cigarette offerings. Also look for Baudelaire, de Maupassant, Dreyfus and many other notables. There is signage at some of the path intersections with maps of the famous who are entombed here. Great place for an afternoon stroll.
Written February 11, 2020
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