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"Montmartre Cemetery" Cimetière de Montmartre Tip by leffe3

Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris: 18 reviews and 63 photos

It's atmospheric, it highlights the bohemian nature of Montmartre - a cemetery that has been here since the the 19th century and is the final resting place of any number of artists, local and international. Arguably the most famous residents are dancer Nijinsky and artist Degas (or Famille de Gas as found on the tomb) along with the more recent Francois Truffaut. But set among the sprawling gravestones and tombs are a great number of 'lesser' mortals - wealthy families, artists etc...

It certainly climbs the hillside, overlooked by residential blocks and surrounded by the narrow streets of Montmartre. Inside the cemetery is no less a warren – in spite of maps dotted round the site it can still be confusing – we never did find Nijinsky!

And what adds to the extraordinary nature of the cemetery is the fact the authorities built a road and bridge across the hallowed ground, with numerous tombs finding shelter from the traffic and pedestrians above.

Address: 20 Avenue Rachel, 75018 Paris
Directions: Off Rue Caulaincourt.
Phone: +33 1 53 42 36 30

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 8, 2010
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