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Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris

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Cemetery Historic Site
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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  • It may seem a bit odd to recommend a cemetery but the architecture is very indicative of Paris in the 18 and 19th Century. It also demonstrates the reverence that we hold our friends and family In onc...  more »
  • There is a plan of the cemetery but it's only partially helpful. You need to know how the grave you are looking for looks like. Name is not enough. We managed to locate Chopin's grave by white and red...  more »
  • There are 3 great cemeteries on the fringe of the city of Paris; Montmartre, Pere Lachaise and Montparnasse. The main difference with Montmartre in comparison to the others is that it is flat. Very fl...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful cemetery in the city centre, split in two by a city road! Although nearly 200 years old, it is very well maintained. I paid my respects to the resting place of author Guy De Maupassant, whose stories I enjoyed during my school days. You can spend a few hours walking through the serene lanes here and find some solace.
  • Peaceful, quiet, interesting, free... Especially after the waste of money and time at the catacombs.
  • Beautiful cemetery to walk through and see the history of Paris and all the different people and cultures which make up the history of this great city.
  • 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.
  • Particular atmosphere, you can find the resting place of many great people, like Baudelaire, Sartre, Beckett