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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

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Address: 3 bd. Edgar-Quinet | 14e, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-44-10-86-50
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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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A quiet spot

Although I prefer Pere Lachaise cemetery, Montparnasse is definitely worth a visit. It's a peaceful place for a walk with many interesting graves and tombs, including some famous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Aspasia B
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although I prefer Pere Lachaise cemetery, Montparnasse is definitely worth a visit. It's a peaceful place for a walk with many interesting graves and tombs, including some famous ones. There's a lovely cherry tree blooming in early April and a historical windmill (minus the blades) for more visual/historic interest. An ideal way to pass a few hours.

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Gary, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in search of the monument to the great feminist writer that had a torrid love affair with Nelson Algren the great Chicago writer. Even though is was a very large cemetery we found it in minutes. The cemetery is very close to the Metro.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our books and sat quietly here for a couple of hours where the city can barely be heard. Paris is overwhelmingly large, noisy, and stuffed with people and traffic. If you stay in the Montparnasse area, we recommend this for a break. Many famous people are buried here (from Baudelaire to Sontag) and a laminated sheet is provided... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

An easy walk from the Metro, this is a beautiful and tranquil site in the middle of the City. Laminated maps at the entrances that you may borrow make the visit myuch easier and more enjoyable. It does not have as many notable residents as Pere LaChaise, but is a much more pleasant experience. We arrived in the morning in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Resting place of dozens of great artists and poets. Baudelaire, Tzara, Sarte, Man Ray, Brancusi, de Maupassant, Ionesco, many many more. If you want to pay your respects to one of your favorite authors or artists, this may be the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This cemetery is not as impressive as Pere Lachaise. However, my wife and I went here specifically to see Alfred Dreyfus' grave. The cemetery has excellent maps on plastic sheets to make navigating the cemetery easy. Dreyfus was a very important figure in French history and it was very moving to see his grave in person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Unless you're creeped out by cemeteries this is truly lovely and a place in Paris I could visit over and over again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

If you are not a celebrity cemetery fan, it might not be worth a visit. While Pere Lachaise is scenic and romantic, Monparnasse cemetry is flat an not that exciting. Now there are the tumbs of very famous people. If you are interested to see where these celebrities rest in peace, it may be worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

A visit to the Montparnasse Cemetery is a fine reminder of great men and women of the French culture and their work. Re-visit your Sartre and hear your Saint-Saens in the peaceful surroundings. There are walking maps to lend for free st the main gate. But be prepared to ask for directions - the 'regulars' were were helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This is a lovely place to explore, to see the monuments and to get a sense of the history of Paris. So many touching tributes to the lost, and such a calm space in the middle of hectic.

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