Type: Historic Sites, Sightseeing
This calm, park-like cemetery shelters many famous Parisians. A virtual city of tombstones, grave markers and mausoleums, Montparnasse is beautifully maintained. You'll often find visitors here,... Read More
This calm, park-like cemetery shelters many famous Parisians. A virtual city of tombstones, grave markers and mausoleums, Montparnasse is beautifully maintained. You'll often find visitors here, searching out the graves of philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, writer Guy de Maupassant, and composer Camille Saint-Saens. Also buried on the grounds are the iconic 60's era singer Serge Gainsbourg, photographer Man Ray, playwright Samuel Beckett, and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir.It's difficult to believe that such restful tranquility is to be found literally in the shadows of the Tour Montparnasse, Montparnasse Tower, Paris' tallest building which stands adjacent to the Montparnasse train station, "Gare Montparnasse."
- Summer (Apr - Oct): Mon-Fri 8am-6pm; Sat 8:30am-6pm; Sun 9am-6pm
- Winter (Nov - Mar): Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm; Sat 8:30am-5:30pm; Sun 9am-5:30pm
- Free Things to Do: "Look up the list of famous names that you recognize who are buried here. Then make a pilgrimage to find at least six of them as you navigate around this cemetery in the heart of Paris' Left Bank."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The bones of Sartre, Serge Gainsbourg, Simone de Beauvoir and Man Ray all call this their final resting place, here in Montparnasse.