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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

3 boulevard Edgar Quinet | 14e, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 44 10 86 50
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The tombs of Charles Baudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are located here.
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3 boulevard Edgar Quinet | 14e, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 44 10 86 50
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Michel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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!

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really peaceful and interesting place. If you want to think... go there. But this stupid Montparnasse tour is visible from everywhere.

Thank janeyzelvicka
Reviewed 27 May 2017 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...More

Thank MT1239
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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

Thank t4upl
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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

2  Thank bill_a_graham
Reviewed 28 April 2017 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...More

Thank rahulajmera
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...More

1  Thank Scott R
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...More

Thank Alfonso C
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
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