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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

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Address: 3 bd. Edgar-Quinet | 14e, Paris, France
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+33 1 44 10 86 50
08:00 - 17:30
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Sun 09:00 - 17:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:30
Sat 08:30 - 17:30

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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Strange to rate a cemetery, but here it goes

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is not difficult to find, even if there are some problems to find the tombs of protagonists you are searching for. You can see that there are people who take care of he place, and it is pleasant even to forget the map of the cemetery and to get lost and find what could be found.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We walked thru here on our way to Jardin du Luxemburg, there are a couple of differnet metro stations so you can always get here quickly if needed. There are many famous people buried here, it is not easy finding the graves, the map provided does not help much. We started in the Jewish section first and I was really... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Whilst not one of the most architecturally interesting cemeteries in Paris it is a very tranquil place to walk around. It has a much less spooky atmosphere compared to Montmarte cemetery. There are a few interesting/notable people buried here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We have been here a few times before - plus all the other big cemeteries in Paris. This one is beautiful and peaceful with ornate gravestones and tombs and well maintained avenues and lawns. We didn't get a map this year so it was hard to find the 'celebrity' graves but that didn't spoil our visit. Annoyingly the signs listing... More 

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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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