Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse), Paris

#25 of 214 in Historic Sites in Paris
Cemetery · Historic Site
Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse) houses the remains of existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre; feminist Simone de Beauvoir; musician Serge Gainsbourg; artist Man Ray; the writers Charles Baudelaire, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Sainte-Beuve, and Marguerite Duras; absurdist dramatists Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco; sculptors Constantin Brancusi and Ossip Zadkine; composers Camille de Saint-Saens and César Franck; actresses Maria Montez and Jean Seberg; French officer Alfred Dreyfus; encyclopedist Pierre Larousse; constructor André Citroen; and many others. To visit Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse) on your trip to Paris, use our Paris tour builder site.
Create an itinerary including Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse)
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetiere Montparnasse) reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
597 reviews
  • Spend an morning or afternoon strolling through the hallowed grounds of this lessor known cemetery in Paris and you wont be disappointed - 47 acres and 35,000 people interred! From Serge Gainsburg to....  more »
  • Walking through a cemetery should seem morbid or dark. There are many amazing sculptures to see. More importantly one can take time to reflect on those who came before us and their accomplishments...  more »
  • Such a peaceful and beautiful place to walk around and remember the history and people of Paris in years gone by. Truly quite fascinating to walk through and see the crypts both new and old side by side, an interesting testament to the way Paris has endured as a city with so many eras cohesively blending together.
  • Beautiful and somewhat chilling. It's amazing that there are whole sections of the cemetery are from within the last decade mixed in with crypts that are much older. A timeless place.

Plan your trip to Paris

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.