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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

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Address: 3 bd. Edgar-Quinet | 14e, Paris, France
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+33 1 44 10 86 50
9:00 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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Stumbled in here after visiting nearby tower and saw the grave of Jean Paul sartre. Worth a wee stop off

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stumbled in here after visiting nearby tower and saw the grave of Jean Paul sartre. Worth a wee stop off

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Montparnasse is an interesting old district and has the cimetary in the center of Paris; many celebritys are bury here, as Baudelaire, musiciens, painters etc.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

I'm with a group of friends and one really wanted to see Sartre and some other graves. While not the most excited to go, it was a very peaceful walk and a very interesting cemetery, which is worth going into if you need a break, a walk, or some solitude.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I was in Paris during the week between Christmas and New Years and it was overrun by tourists. This was a rare place where I got to enjoy peace and quiet and avoid crowds. It's also beautiful and there are so many famous people buried here. It's well worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

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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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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