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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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  • Visited this place only because here buried our chess world champion Alekhine. On the tombstone-chessboard. Put the Russian coin.
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  • This cemetery is not as big as the other two most famous, but it sure is worth the ride. Also has a lot of famous people buried there, as Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Serge Gainsbourg and many others.
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  • Some celebrities like Julio Cortazar, the former President of Mexico Porfirio Diaz, Guy de Maupassant, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir among others. It input the free, normally this very quiet, not there is ordas of tourists and is for walk it walking calmly, to the input can take a map of them tombs to locate you. It is very close to the main entrance to the catacombs, so you can take advantage of the time and visit both places. It's nothing spectacular, at first glance it seems a cemetery but, interestingly, scrutinize the story of the people buried there.
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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.