Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse), Paris

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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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  • As I mentioned above, the cemetery is wonderful. Full of flowers and trees. It is the perfect place to walk on hot days as well as cool autumn afternoons.
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  •  I went to Montparnasse Cemetery in the morning, and I think it's probably a nearby person, but there are people who take a walk or rush to work or go to school.  A lot of gravestones are lined up in an orderly manner, and a lot of celebrities sleep.  This time I visited the grave of Serge Gainsbourg.  There were a lot of carnes, and it was an offering named after the lyrics of the song he sang.
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  • 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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