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Montmartre Cemetery

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Address: 20 avenue Rachel, 75018 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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Graham J
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Limerick, Ireland
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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