Montmartre CemeteryCurrently Closed
- Address: 20 Avenue Rachel, 75018 Paris, France
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-153423630
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Cemetery, Adults
Officially known as the Cimitière du Nord, the cemetery is said to be the third largest necropolis in Paris. Located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, this cemetery got its name because of its isolated location, which is an abandoned gypsum quarry. This quarry used to serve as a mass burial ground during the French Revolution. It has also been the burial ground of many famous artists who used to live and work in Montmartre.
- Maintain silence while visiting the cemetery.
- Accessibility for the disabled people are confined to the green space.
- Last visitor admitted 15minutes before the closing time.
- Office of the cemetery: 8:30am to 12:30pm & 2pm to 5pm (Monday to Friday)
- By metro: Blanche or Place de Clichy
- Buses: 95, 80, 74, 54, 30
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1.71% of people who visit Paris include Montmartre Cemetery in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
36.36% of people start their Montmartre Cemetery visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Montmartre Cemetery
82.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Montmartre Cemetery
Peaceful place to have lunch and a walk. As another review mentioned it does really feel like an open air museum rather than a cemetery with all of the beautiful sepulchers. I would dedicate at least 2 hours to visit the grounds as you will most likely stop quite frequently.
We visited Montmartre Cemetery not only to find Francois Truffaut's grave, but also to see if we could spot any of the feral cats who live there. Tip #1: I think the best way to enter is to go to 10 Rue Caulaincourt, and descend the stairs. Tip #2: Take cat treats (if you like cats). We bought some at a Monoprix the night before our visit. I'm not sure if the treats made a difference but we saw roughly 6 cats. The cemetery itself was nice too.
Beautiful cemetery, some stunningly grand monuments, puts English cemeteries to shame a bit. Use the free guide maps that hang off the entrance map to walk round with.
The place the great and the good come to rest... The list of French cultural names in here is long. Francois Truffaut, Jeanne Moreau are just two. Strangely beautiful and a great part of the city.
One of my favorite sites in Paris for wondering.