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Montmartre Cemetery

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Address: 20 av. Rachel, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-43-87-64-24
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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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Seriously. The Parisiens had stunning, gorgeous apartments after Hausmann redesigned the city in the 1850s and it seems death was no excuse for not having a fabulous condo in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seriously. The Parisiens had stunning, gorgeous apartments after Hausmann redesigned the city in the 1850s and it seems death was no excuse for not having a fabulous condo in the afterlife. What was even more moving was the fresh flowers decorating many of the mausoleums. Can't wait to visit the famous Pere Lachaise

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the cemetery which was just a short stroll from our hotel and had a lovely and peaceful stroll around the huge cemetery. There are so many famous French writers, actors, composers, painters, musicians, soldiers, etc resting here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I could have spent hours wondering around this beautiful old cemetery. It is huge and even runs under the road at one point. Other cemeteries are known for the famous people they hold but this was by far my favourite. It was so picturesque.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I enjoy visiting cemeteries worldwide for their landscapes, historical significance, art and stonework and sometimes for the graves of specific people. But I found that Montmartre Cemetery mostly failed to tick these boxes. The graves stand crammed together with little landscaping to offer relief. Though I didn't cover every inch of the cemetery, I noticed no spectacular tombs or artwork.... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The cemetery is very peaceful and beautiful where you can visit the graves of many famous Parisians. We went to look for the many resident cats and were very pleased to see them being very well cared for, with delicious meals and fresh water. Only the cat at the entrance is sociable with strangers but the rest are very beautiful!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

What is the point of visiting cemeteries in the foreign countries? Your favorite artist, writer or composer is buried here? As far as cemeteries go, there are many prettier ones. This one is nothing special apart from the endless list of famous people lying underneath.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

amazing visit seeing some great and odd epitaphs of the famous, infamous and loved. Do go it is actually great fun

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Cemeteries are always worth visiting, because no matter how simple or complex they are, one will always find something of interest. This cemetery contains the remains of a number of famous people such as Victor Hugo. My favourite was the tomb of Nijinsky with a small statue of him dressed (I think) as Petroushka. Worth an hour of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We took time out to walk round the peaceful and serene cemetery of Montmartre. The cemetery is beautifully kept and in Autumn the colours are stunning. The grave, crypts and mausoleums are fascinating. Alexander Dumas, Hector Berlioz and many other greats from History lie here. If you want to take your foot off the pedal for an hour this is... More 

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Saint-Etienne, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Don't get me wrong, I loved Sacre-Coeur. But after being somewhere that's crawling with tourists and scam artists, it was nice to explore this beautiful and peaceful cemetery. Montmartre Cemetery was less crowded than the more famous Père-Lachaise when I visited but it's just as striking.

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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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