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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
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All reviews buried here jean paul sartre man ray porfirio diaz resting place interesting graves grave stones jewish section peaceful place famous names de beauvoir worth a visit laminated maps le chat famous residents free map couple of hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of almost 20 Paris cemeteries, according to the unofficial "ranking", based largely on their popularity with tourists, Montparnasse cemetery would immediately follow Père-Lachaise. The reason being is not only the amount of the world luminaries and celebrities who found their last resting place in Montparnasse...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Sun was shining and we’d already visited Père Lachaise so we decided to take in Montparnasse. Nice walking paths with many interesting graves. Be sure to pick up one of the laminated maps hanging at the entrance that show who is buried where (and return...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MisterTravels21
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ruthredsilk
Reviewed 23 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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