Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse), Paris

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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse) 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 (Cimetiere Montparnasse) on your trip to Paris, use our Paris tour builder site.
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  • We are family of three, each of us was looking for a different tomb. We found what we wanted.Cemetaries, in general, tell lots of history behind. Architectual style of tombs varries a lot. Cemetaries....  more »
  • I love cemeteries. Good ones take you on a journey through history, art and family. Montparnasse is in central Paris near the Luxembourg Gardens so how can you miss? There is a division between the...  more »
  • Montmartre Cemetery (French: Cimetière de Montmartre) is a cemetery that dates to the early 19th century. Officially known as the Cimitière du Nord, it is the third largest necropolis in Paris, after....  more »
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  • Such a peaceful and beautiful place to walk around and remember the history and people of Paris in years gone by. Truly quite fascinating to walk through and see the crypts both new and old side by side, an interesting testament to the way Paris has endured as a city with so many eras cohesively blending together.
  • Beautiful and somewhat chilling. It's amazing that there are whole sections of the cemetery are from within the last decade mixed in with crypts that are much older. A timeless place.
  • Very beautiful cemetery, you can see some of France's icons here. I particularly liked the tombs of Brancusi and Serge Gainsbourg!
  • Lots of interesting graves and sculptures. The highlight for us was jean paul sartre's grave.
  • Seems strange to rate a cemetery. But this is one of the best thing that I did it in Paris so I walking pass and when get in there and stay an hour to look around. I can feel some sad and love in there. This place can put me out from the busy world and become peaceful.

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