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Montmartre Cemetery

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Address: 20 av. Rachel, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-43-87-64-24
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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A must see in Montmartre

It does seem rather odd to suggest this as a place to visit and yet it is the final resting place of writers, poets and famous families. It is an atmospheric place and despite... read more

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It does seem rather odd to suggest this as a place to visit and yet it is the final resting place of writers, poets and famous families. It is an atmospheric place and despite being under a flyover is remarkably calm. It does have a spiritual presence and in an odd way, romantic. I hadn't appreciated it is still a... More 

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Beautiful cemetery with many famous memorials and cenotaphs. So many composers, singers and musicians. Definitely a place if you are interested in paying respects to the past contributors to the history of music.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

You will find the poets, writers and musicians you wee looking for and some you did not expect. A wonderful walk through time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I had this place almost to myself on the Thursday afternoon I visited. Not as famous as Pere Lachaise but full of wonderful monuments. An easy walk down hill from the masses of tourists in Montmartre and an oasis of clam and tranquility.

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

So many loving monuments, so many beautiful stones. The atmosphere is calm, on a sunny day it is a lovely place to honor life.

1 Thank William M
Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

I stumbled upon this cemetery while roaming around Montmartre. It is crammed with tiny crypts, each of which, seeming to try and out-do the other. I was there late afternoon when the light was casting eerie shadows. A raven even followed me around the grounds as I wandered throughout the area. I could have spent much more time here, taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

If you alone in Paris on your vacation it's great place to go and walk for a couple of hours. It's very peacefull place and there wasn't crowds of tourists. Oh, and these cats here are just adorable.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Far smaller than Pere Lachaise cemetery though very similar layout, difficult to find individuals with the map supplied. A very peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle. Eventually found Degas tomb after walking past twice. Beautiful place.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Less well known than its big brother to the East, this cemetery is easily accessible from Place de Clichy. It lacks the same density of the Great and the Good (sic), but as with all such places, the human stories on the memorials are a constant reminder of history, human frailty and human qualities. The one tomb which is much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

This is a great place to walk and soak up some history. There are many old stones which I found interesting. They ll seem to be decorated regularly with flowers .

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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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