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"Montparnasse Cemetery from Tour Montparnasse" Montparnasse Cemetery Tip by mydreamquest

Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris: 11 reviews and 24 photos

  Montparnasse Cemetery from Tour Montparnasse
by mydreamquest

While atop the Tour Montparnasse, I saw the Montparnasse Cemetery where I'd just walked about trying to find names of important contributers to life.

While looking down, notice the line down the middle which is a road that divides the cemetery in half. To the left of the front half, that is where the famous philosopher of Existentialism, Satre has been laid to rest.

Other famous people buried in Montparnasse Cemetery include the composer of my favorite opera aria "Printemps Qui Commence" Camille Saint-Saens; writer Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 1969; Poet Cesar Vallejo (darn! only just realized this :( ); Edgar Quinnet (the street just next to this cemetery; he's a famous historian); Charles Garnier (the architect of the Garnier Opera house and an infamous artistic opponent of the construction of the Eiffel Tower); Composer Cesar Franck; and Andre Citroen (the famous French Automobile maker).

The cemetery is open Daily from about 8-9am until 17:30-18:00.

The guard person working at the cemetery may not speak english. If you cannot speak much French just say: "Carte Sil'vous plais."

Phone: 01 44 10 86 50

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 7, 2004
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