In this cemetery, second biggest one in Paris, you will discover an atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else on earth, except for the Père-Lachaise cemetery, which is the Reference for the world’s necropoli. But compared to latter one, the Montparnasse cemetery is middle sized (19 hectares) and can be visited rather quickly (30-45min).
What makes Parisian cemeteries unique is the romanticism emanating from them. The greenery, the peaceful alleys, the tidiness, the beauty of the tombs, all of that makes you forget about the morbid character of the place and leads you to a charming visit.
During your walk through the Montparnasse cemetery, you will discover, amongst others, the graves of lots of well known French and foreign persons. For example, you will have the opportunity to visit the well decorated grave of Serge Gainsbourg and those, more sober, of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Samuel Beckett. In a general (and non-exhaustive) manner are buried here: Eugène Ionesco, Jean Seberg, Charles Baudelaire, Guy de Maupassant, Robert Desnos, Claude Mauriac, Jean Poiret, Alfred Dreyfus, etc…
Acting as a real guardian of the temple, the Montparnasse tower dominates majestically the place and is part of the setting, no matter where you are.