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Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)

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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 yesterday

I rated Pere Lachaise cemetery a higher because it is more well known, has far more to see of unique interest and has more famous people in it, but if you can't make it to that one, here is a secondary you may want to...More

Thank MisterTravels21
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting cemetery. Stumbled upon the Jewish section which was interesting to me. Right in the heart of the 14th arrondissement.

Thank ruthredsilk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been wanting to pay tribute to Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre here for several years, and finally got the chance in July 2018. I didn't realize the visit would be so moving and include many I've admired. Other famous French intellectual and...More

Thank LReznik
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Smaller than Père Lachaise and much easier to traverse. If you want a taste of quaint Parisian cemeteries, this is a nice start.

Thank chococliff
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Some very famous people are buried here so get a map of their graves before you explore. In the shadow of lots of artist lofts and near the Montparnasse cafes.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 10 July 2018

While there is a map of all the famous ppl buried here, having pictures of specific ones you wish to visit would help tremendously. Also, don't miss le chat de Ricardo (google the picture!) - the tomb of Ricardo Menon, assistant to Niki de Saint...More

Thank Guiche
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Though in the beginning it ain't easy to find the tombs, after a while yoiu get used to it, with the free plan that is provided at the entry (they are hanging on a nail, just pick them up and bring them back when you...More

Thank Bruno V
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Even if you're not into dead people or cemeteries, this is definitely one of the most attractive and full of history cemeteries on earth. Take your time to look at the different tomb designs from various era, read some names, grab the map to find...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Wandering through here is a delightfully relaxing experience with history visible in the monuments placed here

Thank Btravellor
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Take your map printed before. Is beautiful but you can get lost very easy if you dont have a map. Also read a little bit about the famous persons before, because is not a museum in where you can find info, is just to admire...More

Thank Adrian F
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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
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Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
Every entrance has a place to pick up and drop off maps