Look for the Frédéric Bartholdi grave in small side cemetery- he built the Statue of Liberty. Loved this area, quiet with so many varied graves and sculptures. Fascinating!
About Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)
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Really peaceful and interesting place. If you want to think... go there. But this stupid Montparnasse tour is visible from everywhere.
It may seem a bit odd to recommend a cemetery but the architecture is very indicative of Paris in the 18 and 19th Century. It also demonstrates the reverence that we hold our friends and family In once they have departed. There are several recipients...More
There is a plan of the cemetery but it's only partially helpful. You need to know how the grave you are looking for looks like. Name is not enough. We managed to locate Chopin's grave by white and red ribbons but failed to find Jim...More
There are 3 great cemeteries on the fringe of the city of Paris; Montmartre, Pere Lachaise and Montparnasse. The main difference with Montmartre in comparison to the others is that it is flat. Very flat. Whereas the others have slopes, built up sections and commanding...More
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...More
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 rather than Père Lachaise - it's flat (yay! - PL is so hilly), it's laid...More
Located right in the middle of a lively neighbourhood, this is a good place to have a nice and calm walk in the afternoon... There's a map with the names of famous persons buried there, like Simone de Beauvoir & Jean Paul Sartre, Baudelaire, Serge...More
Some important Parisians are buried here. If you like to visit gravesite, you might like this. Not especially pretty. Terrific neighborhood, full of famous cafes.
Not as famous nor large as Père Lachaise cemetary, visitors will find there the tombs of many french artists are buried there, like Baudelaire, Maupassant or Gainsbourg. intellectuals like Sartre and Beauvoir and R. Aron. Entrepreneurs like A. Citroën and Pigeon. Also some foreigners like...More