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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 27 March 2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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 of the Legion of Honour and other famous residents.

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Morrison although I'm pretty sure we were in the right area. The graveyard is kept... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 views looking down upon these cities of death. Montparnasse has a wonderful range of graves... More 

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 school days. You can spend a few hours walking through the serene lanes here and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

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 27 March 2017

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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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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