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Montmartre Cemetery

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Address: 20 av. Rachel, Paris, France
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+33 1 43 87 64 24
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This cemetery is the final resting place of Émile Zola, Edgar Degas,...

This cemetery is the final resting place of Émile Zola, Edgar Degas, Alexandre Dumas as well as other artistic luminaries.

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Beautiful architecture plus CATS

There are many famous people buried in this cemetery, including Dumas, Degas, Zola and Nijinsky, but the really outstanding feature is the amazing architecture on display... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many famous people buried in this cemetery, including Dumas, Degas, Zola and Nijinsky, but the really outstanding feature is the amazing architecture on display. Probably because this was the artistic quarter of the city, there are many graves that are quite spectacular, with stain glass and mosaics, but also lots of other sculptures and innovative decorations. Also lots... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not big on cemeteries normally but this is something else. Nestling in the heart of Montmartre this is the final resting place for some very famous Paris residents, as well as some of the wealthiest Parisian families. The cemetery is very peaceful and you can almost feel the presence of greatness as you walk around. Here you can see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

It is easy to find, but the tombs are difficult to find. I was trying to find Stendhal, but it turned to be mission impossible. I found Ampere - yes! There are many tombs that no one takes care, and it gives to cemetery a sad dimension. The charming detail I found was a beautiful black cat hunting something or... More 

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Louth, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

If you're looking for a bit of quiet, and happen to like looking at old graves, then you'll love this place. Graves of Degas, Nijinsky, Offenbach, Dalida, Stendhal, Truffaut, Zola, the list of famous names is quite staggering. Pick up a map (laminated and hanging by a looped string on the welcome sign by the gate) there's a mix of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Emile Zola rests here, amongst many other souls claiming french social status. It's not as breathtaking as the small village of the famous and influentials laid to rest at Pierre Lechaisse, but nonetheless impressive markers, tombs, sculptures, worth a quiet, reflective visit when in Abesses or visiting Montmartre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Whilst it is not one of the most visited cemetery's in Paris, it has some of the most interest monuments if you are interest in architecture. It is also very quiet if you want some time for reflection.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We visited this cemetery to see an ancestral grave. Armed with a map from the front office we set off into the grand maze. No luck even with the help of a regular visitor. Back to the office and the staff could not have been more helpful and after confirming the location we were given an escort to the site... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Not the first Paris cemetary that comes to mind. There are a few graves of interest to non Francaphones. Free laminated maps in several languages are provided on loan by the pedestrian entrance off Rue Caulaincourt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is nice and quiet place to visit if you are around Montmartre. There are handy info cards at the entrance (that you can take with you) if you are looking for any particular grave of some of famous people buried there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

It's the largest Cemetary I have ever seen. Massive sepultres all over, some of which barely clear the metal bridge above. It's well worth taking a quiet hour or two here, wandering about, spotting a few famous peoples final resting places and just giving yourself a little quietness after the madness of Paris.

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Montmartre
Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colors, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.
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