Cimetière du Montparnasse

Cimetière du Montparnasse information

Paris , France
Address
Street bd Edgar Quinet & rue Froidevaux, 14e
Getting there
metro Edgar Quinet or Raspail
More information
www.paris.fr
Opening hours
8am-6pm Mon-Fri, 8.30am-6pm Sat, 9am-6pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Opened in 1824, Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris’ second largest after Père Lachaise, sprawls over 19 hectares shaded by 1200 trees, including maples, ash, lime trees and conifers. Among its illustrious ‘residents’ are poet Charles Baudelaire, writer Guy de Maupassant, playwright Samuel Beckett, sculptor Constantin Brancusi, painter Chaim Soutine, photographer Man Ray, industrialist André Citroën, Captain Alfred Dreyfus of the infamous affair, actress Jean Seberg, and philosopher-writer couple Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, as well as legendary singer Serge Gainsbourg.