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Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris

Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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 is a sleep were the greats of France located in Montparnasse cemetery. In Sartre's grave, Nice staff. Quite widely, where is everyone know it is hard, but at the entrance way rent rental map of the cemetery so that is good.
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  • The Montparnesse Cemetery was so interesting to me. My husband felt like he was in a horror movie and was never very comfortable. If you visit Sacre-Coeur you should make the 10-15 minute walk to the ...  read more »
  • The huge cemetery of Montparnasse is not exceptional from an artistic or landscaping point of view, although the restored wingless windmill (‘Moulin de la Charité’, 1661) is a nice feature and the are...  read more »
  • Another famous cemetery in Paris. But less famous than Père Lachaise cemetery in the north of Paris. So that means it's more quiet here.
  • A beautiful, quiet place, not overflown by crowds, where you can just walk, sit around, read, or contemplate life, and, obviously, death. Some very intricate tombs can be found there, and some famous graves, too. A wonderful spot away from the beaten tourists paths.
  • Not as famous as the other cemetery in the 20th arrondissement, the Montparnasse cemetery can still boast its share of famous names, including Baudelaire and Simone de Beauvoir.
  • A serene garden walled off from the city. Filled with the gravesites of many notables, including the tragic Alfred Dreyfuss, that's not the main reason to set foot inside its walls. More compelling is the sheer abundance of elaborate memorials stacked nearly on top of each other. Crypts, statutes and tombstones, densely packed as RVs on the Daytona International Speedway infield, rise from neat squares set out on a grid. It feels like you've been admitted to an overcrowded yet private compound kept by the departed.
  • Very nice cemetery to keep the dead people safe and sound.
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