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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

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Address: 3 boulevard Edgar Quinet | 14e, 75014 Paris, France
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The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir...

The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are located here.

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For the fans of french art and history

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Samuel Beckett. We enjoyed visiting the place for a couple hours on a sunny day

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though not as big as Père Lachaise, Cimetière Montmartre is interesting because of the road Paris' chief planner placed through it, just inches above some of its most elegant tombstones and memorials. What also makes this cemetery interesting is the amount of art that adorns the graves, from Brancusi's "The Kiss" to Viktor Brauner's white marble twin faces. But the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting place to visit, some famous people have their last resting place here including Samuel Beckett (we as six Trinity College graduates had to seek him out) and Simone de Beauvoir. There are also interesting monuments to non famous people that are worth a pause and a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is 8:30 in the morning. Security person in the cemetery gate informed that Satre is still sleeping. He wake up at 9:30am. So advised me to return back after 1 hour. I then return back at 9:30 am. Cemetery is now open. Number 1 Grave is Jean Paul Satre and Simone de bevoir. They both are lying in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Cimetiere feels quite small and intimate as it is easier to navigate than some larger city cemeteries. What struck me most was how modest most of the graves are, and how well protected from rampant vandalism. After seeing Jim Morrison's grave years ago at Père Lachaise, I braced myself for graffiti around the markers for Gainsbourg and others, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Stumbled in here after visiting nearby tower and saw the grave of Jean Paul sartre. Worth a wee stop off

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Montparnasse is an interesting old district and has the cimetary in the center of Paris; many celebritys are bury here, as Baudelaire, musiciens, painters etc.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I'm with a group of friends and one really wanted to see Sartre and some other graves. While not the most excited to go, it was a very peaceful walk and a very interesting cemetery, which is worth going into if you need a break, a walk, or some solitude.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I was in Paris during the week between Christmas and New Years and it was overrun by tourists. This was a rare place where I got to enjoy peace and quiet and avoid crowds. It's also beautiful and there are so many famous people buried here. It's well worth a stop.

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