If you want a minute of calm and selfreflection, this is the place to be. Everyone turns quiet when entering the cemetry. A lot of known families lie here, including Jean-Paul Sartre.
About Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)
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We were staying not too far away from the cemetery and decided to go for a quiet walk around Sunday morning. The graves themselves are fascinating, so much architectural variety and interesting monuments. Due to the arrangement of plots some of the more famous residents...More
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