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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

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Address: 3 bd. Edgar-Quinet | 14e, Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 44 10 86 50
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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 1, 2016
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Pula, Croazia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not difficult to find, even if there are some problems to find the tombs of protagonists you are searching for. You can see that there are people who take care of he place, and it is pleasant even to forget the map of the cemetery and to get lost and find what could be found.

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Odenton, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked thru here on our way to Jardin du Luxemburg, there are a couple of differnet metro stations so you can always get here quickly if needed. There are many famous people buried here, it is not easy finding the graves, the map provided does not help much. We started in the Jewish section first and I was really... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

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 October 14, 2016

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 October 3, 2016

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 October 1, 2016

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 September 25, 2016

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 September 19, 2016

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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