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“A Must Place To Visit! ”

Montmartre Cemetery
Ranked #121 of 2,170 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This cemetery is the final resting place of Émile Zola, Edgar Degas, Alexandre Dumas as well as other artistic luminaries.
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I've visited Paris many times over the past 40 or so years. And I can say that the Cimetière de Montmartre is quite possibly my favourite spot in Paris.

Lots of famous people have found their final resting place in the cemetery. But don't worry if up until now you've not been well acquainted with them. Even if you take a map from the gate at the entrance at 20 avenue Rachel and then abandon your search, the experience of simply exploring the leafy environment of the cemetery will leave a lasting impression on you.

It's leafy, inhabited by feral cats and part of it lies underneath a busy road. All that simply adds to the amazing experience.

We spent a couple of hours here. But you could spend double that. For a cemetery there's a lot going on. Visitors, tour guides with their entourage, families cleaning the monuments... And yet you feel strangely alone. That might have something to do with the fact that the cemetery is built on mass graves from the French Revolution...

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"buried here"
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"pere lachaise"
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"final resting place"
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"emile zola"
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"la goulue"
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"laminated maps"
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"rue caulaincourt"
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"adolphe sax"
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"road bridge"
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"lovely trees"
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"guard house"
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"les deux"
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"old trees"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting cemetery to visit with some well known residents, bit hard to navigate. Went looking Degas only to find him behind a tree as De Gas. Also Dalida was worth visiting. So many unusual monuments

Thank Marianne K
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Famous for the location of the fancy tomb of Dalida, superstar from the disco era. Come and worship, maybe sing a song?

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Say what you like about the French, they do a good cemetery. Although a map is available not all of the monuments are easy to find. Do your homework before you go if there are any graves you are particularly looking for. Be prepared to spend several hours here and wear sturdy shoes.

Thank Clive G
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

My favorite cemetery in Paris...Lechaise is insanely beautiful, but a bit overwhelming. This one feels more walkable and just as intriguing.

Thank Alexis W
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