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. To visit Montparnasse Cemetery on your trip to Paris, use our Paris tour builder site .
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  • October 5, 2017
    A place of nature and peace in the heart of Paris, where you enjoy walking and searching graves of famous, or unknown people, and see works of art on beautiful graves.  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    As part of our tour of the Montparnasse area, looking for places that writers and artists had frequented, we spent a bit of time in the cemetery. There is a good chart that helps you locate graves of ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    I think it's wrong to say "Montparnasse cemetery" is my favorite. It's not about making charts between cemeteries. Still, Yes, that's the idea. Unlike the too big Pere Lachaise, the Montparnasse cemetery is small, cozy, with a number of graves of famous people buried here. Useless to list them all, suffice it to say that as you enter, on the right is for the tribute to Jean Paul Sartre and Simone De Beauvoir, or, a few meters to the left of the roundabout, the tombstone reminiscent of Serge Gainsbourg. But there are many other important names, Baudelaire on top, all easily locatable even thanks to suitable seedling at the entrance to the main avenue. In the background the Tower, the Montparnasse skyscraper, to create a particular effect
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  • August 22, 2017
    Maps are just about useless. We looked for 4 famous musicians who are buried. Only found one by accident. They should make out a computerized listing and GPS. If you go, you will be more impressed with the burial structures than the maps. Im generous with the 1 star. It is a beautiful spot.
  • April 28, 2017
    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.
  • July 30, 2017
    A surprise to find this place. Very quiet and a lot of famous people are burried here. Graves are not that spectacular but still worth a visit when in the neighborhood.
  • August 3, 2017
    A very helpful gentleman visitor helped us find the famous graves we were looking for. Thank you.
  • May 18, 2017
    Peaceful, quiet, interesting, free... Especially after the waste of money and time at the catacombs.

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