The burial place of existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, feminist Simone de Beauvoir (both of whom lived nearby), musician Serge Gainsbourg, artist Man Ray, the poets Charles Baudelaire, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Sainte-Beuve and Marguerite Duras, the founders of the Theatre of the Absurd Samuel Becket and Eugene Ionesco, the sculptors Constantin Brancusi and Ossip Zadkine, the composers Camille de Saint-Saens and César Franck, the actresses Maria Montez and Jean Seberg, the French officer Alfred Dreyfus, the founder of the Larousse encyclopedia Pierre Larousse, the constructor André Citroen and many others.
3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet, 75014 Paris, France
Nearest Transit: Edgar Quinet (Line No. 6)
+33 1 44 10 86 50
Cimetière de Montparnasse and Nearby Attractions on Map
Louvre Museum(2.4 km)
Housing one of the world's great museums since 1793, the Louvre Palace offers some dazzling architecture, wide public spaces and the glass pyramid of I M Pei.
Jardin des Tuileries(2.6 km)
Originally adjoining the now-disappeared royal palace of the Tuileries, these gardens lying immediately west of the Louvre offer a central open space for Parisians and visitors with semi-formal gardens (an outdoor gallery for modern sculpture), various cafés, ice-cream and crépe stalls and a summer fun fair.
Pont Alexandre III(2.9 km)
Atelier Brancusi(2.9 km)
Atelier Brancusi is a recreation of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s studio, displaying his works in the same layout in which he had bequeathed his 15th arrondissement apartment at 11 impasse Ronsin to the French government.
Luxembourg Gardens(0.9 km)
The Jardin du Luxembourg is a formal French garden with lush lawns, tree-lined promenades, terraces, chestnut groves, and ponds over an area of 23 hectares.
St. Etienne du Mont(1.6 km)
Eglise Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet(1.9 km)
A controversial church serving as de facto headquarters of the arch-traditionalist Society of Saint Pius X, who occupied the church in 1977 and have ignored subsequent eviction orders.
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