Montparnasse CemeteryCurrently Closed
- Address: 3, boulevard Edouard Quinet 75014 Paris, France
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +33-144108650
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Cemetery
Located in the 14th Arrondissement, Montparnasse cemetery is said to be one of the four popular cemeteries in Paris. It is also said to be the second largest cemetery of the city after Père Lachaise, spread over 19 hectares of land and shaded by 1200 trees. The primary reason for opening this cemetery was to replace the existing cemeteries in Paris which were closed due to health issues.
Pay a visit to this cemetery not only to honor the famous personalities who were buried in this cemetery, but also to admire the surrounding beauty. Dotted with villages and windmills, this cemetery looks absolutely picture perfect.
- 3 caretakers lodges, fountains and toilets by each entrance are there.
- Entry is free.
- Gate closes 15 minutes prior the closing time.
- Metro station: Edgar Quinet, Raspail on Lines 5, 4; RATP bus- 68
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1.09% of people who visit Paris include Montparnasse Cemetery in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
31.25% of people start their Montparnasse Cemetery visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Montparnasse Cemetery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Montparnasse Cemetery
Seems strange to rate a cemetery. But this is one of the best thing that I did it in Paris so I walking pass and when get in there and stay an hour to look around. I can feel some sad and love in there. This place can put me out from the busy world and become peaceful.
This is a beautiful cemetery in the city centre, split in two by a city road! Although nearly 200 years old, it is very well maintained. I paid my respects to the resting place of author Guy De Maupassant, whose stories I enjoyed during my school days. You can spend a few hours walking through the serene lanes here and find some solace.
Amazing location to dwell through a huge spectrum of inspiring people. Finding the graves is like an Easter egg hunt. If you don’t feel like an Easter egg hunt, check the grave map before.
This cemetery has multiple known people, e.g the philosopher Sartre. It is however the large gravestones and the feeling of entering into a different world in the middle of Paris that is the best with this sight.
Now there are about 35,000 tombs in the cemetery for 300,000 people, with 1,000 more buried each year on the flat grid of the cemetery. There’s Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir buried together in a relatively simple tomb, while you’d think that Serge Gainsbourg had died yesterday from the cascade of flowers drowning his grave. There’s a large mosaic cat that Niki de Saint Phalle made for one of her friends, and gasoline lamp innovator Charles Pigeon sits up in his deathbed to read by the illumination of his invention. The first ace pilot of WWI, Adolphe Pégoud, stands proud above a screaming eagle. The monument for Dr. Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin is lined with skulls and bones and shows him instructing a lecture hall while examining a severed foot. There are also tombs in the shape of an ibis, a fish, and one startling sculpture where a weeping man hides his face from a woman who reaches to him in farewell from the tomb.