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Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris
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Montparnasse Cemetery houses the remains of existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre; feminist Simone de Beauvoir; musician Serge Gainsbourg; artist Man Ray; the writers Charles Baudelaire, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Sainte-Beuve, and Marguerite Duras; absurdist dramatists Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco; sculptors Constantin Brancusi and Ossip Zadkine; composers Camille de Saint-Saens and César Franck; actresses Maria Montez and Jean Seberg; French officer Alfred Dreyfus; encyclopedist Pierre Larousse; constructor André Citroen; and many others. Using our custom trip planner, Paris attractions like Montparnasse Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The cemetery is of easy access in the district Montparnasse, is can go to foot from them gardens of Luxembourg, are some blocks through the neighborhood. While it isn't so wooded or as large as Lachaisse stop, this has its charms, the less interest to writers such as Cortázar, Simone de Bouvoir, Jean Paul Sartre, Vallejo, Becket, Durás etc if you have time, it's isn't bad to go visit him. It is on the Boulevard Quinet and is can only reached by the metro line 6 (green)
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  • As for the Père Lachaise, this place is relaxing, quiet even romantic. Many personalities, artists are based there. Well puts things in perspective
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  • impossible to know Paris without making magical and at times disturbing atmosphere of its cemeteries. Great idea to have a plastic map at the entrance with a map of all the tombs of the most important personalities. A must see!!
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  • Loved seeing Alekhine plot. Maybe a bit much for some but nice to see more than just a name. Nice and quiet. It is quite full. Man rays wife quote of unconcerned but not indifferent was nice too. Free map cards for loan available at main entrance. Staff helpful. Showed me plots. Not their job I'd suspect.
  • While there are good number of famous names buried here, I would suggest you just wander around. It's a quiet place, and there are some beautiful headstones. There are moving markers to remember individuals who died in wars past, as well as those who disappeared in the concentration camps.
  • Everybody goes to Père Lachaise, but also here you can tribute your salue to a lot of important witness of our recent and non history. Guy de Maupassant, Bartholdi, JP Sartre and Simon de Beauvoir
  • Often overlooked, but very worth visiting. A beautiful and historic place away from the more touristy locations.
  • Very interesting to walk around the cemetery and look at the old tombstones.