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Cimetière du Montparnasse

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Cimetière du Montparnasse
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Formed by commandeering three farms (you can still see the ruins of a windmill by rue Froidevaux), the Montparnasse boneyard has literary clout: Beckett, Baudelaire, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Maupassant, Ionesco and Tristan Tzara all rest here.

There are also artists, including Brancusi, Henri Laurens, Frédéric Bartholdi (sculptor of the Statue of Liberty) and Man Ray. The celebrity roll-call continues with Serge Gainsbourg, André Citroën and actress Jean Seberg.

By: Anna Moreau


Venue name: Cimetière du Montparnasse
Address: 3 boulevard Edgar-Quinet

Opening hours: 16 Mar-5 Nov 8am-6pm Mon-Fri; 8.30am-6pm Sat; 9am-6pm Sun. 6 Nov-15 Mar 8am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 8.30am-5.30pm Sat; 9.30am-5.30pm Sun
Price: free
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