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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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  • For the travellers to Montparnasse, c is a place to visit. A plan you kindly offered by the custodian or you find the graves of the great figures of French culture, including Baudelaire, Simone Bouvoire, Serge Gainsbourg, the father of Belmondo...
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  • Visit this sunny spring Friday - beautiful cemetery much less unusual than Pere Lachaise - the hospitality plan (the same as on the internet) filled with inconsistencies and that's a shame - to wonder if this is not done on purpose! almost impossible to find a grave of celebrities (except that of Gainsbourg) as grave number does not match the division! We stay hungry...
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  • Some of my favorite people are buried here: Tristan Tzara, Man Ray, Marguerite Duras, Charles Baudelaire, Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, et al. I prefer visiting this cemetery rath...  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.