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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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A nice place for an afternoon walk !

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 out in a grid (easy to get around) and it's not so crowded. You can... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Gainsbourg, a former Mexican president (Porfirio Diaz), Carlos Fuentes, Julio Cortazar... Surprisingly, you can also... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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Reviewed 18 March 2017

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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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

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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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

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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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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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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The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the centre of Paris this neighbourhood has something for every hour of the day.
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