I visited this cemetery with an auctionneer to evaluate the statue of the kiss of Brancusi, (60 million euros minimum...)
This gave me the opportunity to discover this cemetery which is exceptional, a summary of what can be found there is hereafter :
Famous people buried in the Montparnasse cemetery are: Sainte-Beuve - Henri Poincaré - Proudhon - Dreyfus - Charles Baudelaire - Guy de Maupassant - Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir - Gérard - Fantin Latour - Rude (author of the Marseillaise à l'Arc de Triomphe) - Houdon - Zadkine - Bartholdi Charles Garnier - César Frank - Saint-Saëns - Littré - Larousse - Cécile Sorel - Beckett. Famous sculptors: 'The Four Sergeants of la Rochelle', accused of being part of the 'Carbonari' secret society that tried to raise up France against the Bourbons, were beheaded in 1822. They had been buried at Clamart before being cleared by the July government. A monument commemorates them (8th div.). Tomb T. Rachevskaia. It is here that the famous 'Kiss' of Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) can be found. This stone sculpture dating from 1910 is one of the first works carried out in Paris in the cubist style by the Romanian sculptor whose workshop has been reproduced in front of the Beaubourg Centre.
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