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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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TripAdvisor
  • An interesting place to visit, some famous people have their last resting place here including Samuel Beckett (we as six Trinity College graduates had to seek him out) and Simone de Beauvoir. There ar...  more »
  • A few years ago we visited Pere-Lachaise and we found it very interesting. Montparnasse cemetery, very well maintained, with graves and curious details of even famous people, easy to turn a former windmill, he conveyed that emotion we had tried last time. Definitely worth seeing. Metro line 6 e. Quinet.
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  • It is 8:30 in the morning. Security person in the cemetery gate informed that Satre is still sleeping. He wake up at 9:30am. So advised me to return back after 1 hour. I then return back at 9:30 am. C...  more »
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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.