Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse), Paris

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Cemetery · Historic Site
Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse) houses the remains of existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre; feminist Simone de Beauvoir; musician Serge Gainsbourg; artist Man Ray; the writers Charles Baudelaire, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Sainte-Beuve, and Marguerite Duras; absurdist dramatists Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco; sculptors Constantin Brancusi and Ossip Zadkine; composers Camille de Saint-Saens and César Franck; actresses Maria Montez and Jean Seberg; French officer Alfred Dreyfus; encyclopedist Pierre Larousse; constructor André Citroen; and many others. To visit Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse) on your trip to Paris, use our Paris tour builder site.
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  • Not usually a place to review but this cemetery has a number of famous people buried there. It is well kept and some of the mausoleums has been built so elegantly . It is also well kept and i spent.....  more »
  • We are family of three, each of us was looking for a different tomb. We found what we wanted.Cemetaries, in general, tell lots of history behind. Architectual style of tombs varries a lot. Cemetaries....  more »
  • Such a peaceful and beautiful place to walk around and remember the history and people of Paris in years gone by. Truly quite fascinating to walk through and see the crypts both new and old side by side, an interesting testament to the way Paris has endured as a city with so many eras cohesively blending together.
  • Beautiful and somewhat chilling. It's amazing that there are whole sections of the cemetery are from within the last decade mixed in with crypts that are much older. A timeless place.

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