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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

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Opens in 18 min: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are located here.
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3 boulevard Edgar Quinet | 14e, 75014 Paris, France
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All reviews buried here jean paul sartre man ray porfirio diaz resting place interesting graves grave stones jewish section peaceful place famous names de beauvoir le chat worth a visit free map couple of hours works of art take your time
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Here you find many tombs with a story. There are a lot of famous people who found their last resting place over here like Serge Gainsbourg, Samuel Beckett, Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir .... End your visit by looking at the statue Le...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as well known as Pere Lachaise but has some very notable graves Adolphe Sax was played some John Coltrane. As a chef I was interested to see the tombs of Careme and Escoffier

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ron G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of famous people are buried here. It's sort of a cemetery for the neighborhood. Get a map of the graves to see the famous. A somewhat pleasant park. Lots of good cafes nearby.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Of almost 20 Paris cemeteries, according to the unofficial "ranking", based largely on their popularity with tourists, Montparnasse cemetery would immediately follow Père-Lachaise. The reason being is not only the amount of the world luminaries and celebrities who found their last resting place in Montparnasse...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Sun was shining and we’d already visited Père Lachaise so we decided to take in Montparnasse. Nice walking paths with many interesting graves. Be sure to pick up one of the laminated maps hanging at the entrance that show who is buried where (and return...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

I rated Pere Lachaise cemetery a higher because it is more well known, has far more to see of unique interest and has more famous people in it, but if you can't make it to that one, here is a secondary you may want to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MisterTravels21
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Very interesting cemetery. Stumbled upon the Jewish section which was interesting to me. Right in the heart of the 14th arrondissement.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ruthredsilk
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I had been wanting to pay tribute to Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre here for several years, and finally got the chance in July 2018. I didn't realize the visit would be so moving and include many I've admired. Other famous French intellectual and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LReznik
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Smaller than Père Lachaise and much easier to traverse. If you want a taste of quaint Parisian cemeteries, this is a nice start.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank chococliff
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Some very famous people are buried here so get a map of their graves before you explore. In the shadow of lots of artist lofts and near the Montparnasse cafes.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Every entrance has a place to pick up and drop off maps
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