CIMETIÈRE DU Montparnasse
3 boulevard edgar quinet
Metro: Edgar quinet or Raspail
phone: +33 1 44 10 86 50
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Opened in 1824 as the "cemetery of the south", Montparnasse is one of the three principal cemeteries of central Paris (the other two being Pere-Lachaise and Montmartre). Originally one necropolis, today rue Emile Richard effectively divides it into les grand and petit cimetieres.
A few of the notable burials include:
Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Samuel Beckett, Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Baudelaire (burial and cenotaph), Constantin Brancusi, Guy de Maupassant, Man Ray, Philippe Noiret, Jean Seberg, Susan Sontag, Eugene Ionescu, Tristan Tzara, Frederic Bartholdi, Emile Durkheim, Alfred Dreyfus, Andre Citroen, Julio Ruelas, Brassai, Henri Laurens, Antoine Étex, Jules Dalou, Cesar Baldacinni, Cesar Franck, Camille Saint-Saëns, Porfirio Diaz
In addition to the notable burials you can also find many lovely works of art here as well. Until my guide to the artwork in Montparnasse is published later this year you can find a list of sculptures by division right here.
As you exit from the Metro Edgar Quinet you'll see the walls of the cemetery. Just follow them to the main entrance. From the Rapsial Metro stop as you exit look for Boulevard Edgar Quinet; it's just around the corner form the metro. You can turn up rue Emile Richard and enter from there or contine following the cemetery walls down Edgar Quinet to the main entrance.
The main entrance is off of Boulevard Edgar Quinet, there are also entrances off rue Emile Richard, one close to rue Froidevaux and one close to Boulevard Raspail, and one at rue Froidevaux where it meets Avenue du Maine.
Conservation and WC right inside of the Boulevard Edgar Quinet entrance.
Images provided by Steve Soper. All rights reserved.