Cimetière du Montparnasse
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
Founded by renowned French humanist photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004), who pioneered artistic photojournalism, set up a...
Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain
Designed by Jean Nouvel, this stunning glass-and-steel building is a work of art in itself. It hosts temporary exhibits on contemporary...
Like the sleigh of that name in Citizen Kane, Rosebud harks back to the past. In this case it’s to Montparnasse’s early-20th-century...
Marché Edgar Quinet
Opposite Tour Montparnasse, this open-air street market teems with neighbourhood shoppers. There’s always a great range of cheeses, as...
3 bd Edgar Quinet, 14e · interesting places nearby
Cimetière du Montparnasse information
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 Dreyfus Affair, actress Jean Seberg, and philosopher-writer couple Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, as well as legendary singer Serge Gainsbourg.