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Thursday, April 05, 2018

Montmartre Cemetery, Paris, France
by Arunas Travel Photography - 15

Montmartre Cemetery

The Montmartre Cemetery (French: Cimetière de Montmartre) is a 10.48 ha (25.89 ac) landscaped funeral park, located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, France.



Five interesting facts about the Cimetière de Montmartre:

  • It was opened in 1825 on the site of a former gypsum quarry.
  • In 1888, the Pont de Caulaincourt bridge was built above the cemetery.  
  • More than 300,000 people are buried in the cemetery over 20,000 plots.
  • It is the third largest necropolis in Paris, after the Père Lachaise cemetery and the Montparnasse cemetery.
  • Many famous artists are buried at the cemetery: Jean-Baptiste Greuze (painter; 1725–1805), Stendal (writer; 1783–1842), Hector Berlioz (composer; 1803–1869), Alexandre Dumas, fils (novelist; 1824–1895), Edgar Degas (painter; 1834–1917), Vaslav Nijinsky (dancer; 1890–1950), Dalida (singer; 1933–1987), etc.

Montmartre Cemetery
Tombs, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Dalida's grave, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Alexandre Dumas' grave, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Jean-Baptiste Greuze's grave, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Guy Pitchal's grave, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Jean Bauchet's grave, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Samson's grave, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Pierre Postic's grave, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Émile Zola's grave, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Theodore Champion's grave, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Grave souvenirs, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Grave souvenirs, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Grave souvenir, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Chapels, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Tombs, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris
Montmartre Cemetery
Tombs, the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris

Address: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel, 75018 Paris, France


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15 comments

  1. Sometimes I visit cemetery to remind myself that we all die, that we should be grateful for our lives. The above post is a reminder that even great people die but their memories remained forever..

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  2. I have never seen so many tombs and monuments in one place. It is hard to believe so many people are buried in one place moreover so many artists of writing, painting, composers, and singers.

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  3. Your photos are amazing! Some really great shots

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  4. while visiting a cemetery is not the fun that many think of but I find it interesting to visit cemeteries that have been there forever. The grave stones are different and I also enjoy doing charcoal rubbings
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  5. It reminds me of the cemeteries in New Orleans, they are all above ground and they have statues. They are a beautiful piece of artwork in a sad place.

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  6. Wow this is somewhere a little different to visit and photograph I'm sure. Love the facts listed and the pictures look lovely.

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  7. Elizabeth O4:41 pm CEST

    Although this place seems solemn the tombs stones are really interesting to see and it seems like a well kept peaceful place!

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  8. What an interesting place to visit. I love historical places like this. There is so much to see and experience.

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  9. You have shared some really interesting facts about the Cimetière de Montmartre. Al your pictures are great.

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  10. Reading this post just as we lost our dear uncle. The Hindu traditions call for cremation over burials. This cemetery does have some stunning tombstones.

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  11. You are very brave! Cemeteries gives me the creeps! lol I've only been to a cemetery twice.

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  12. I really admire this cemetery and I know that respect should always come first for a place like this but the pure aesthetics and grace of cleanliness is so evident that I can't help but feel at awe. Thank you for sharing this holy place.

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  13. I would love to visit here. My parents used to take my sister and I to local cemeteries. I learned so much about people and cemeteries from that.

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  14. Oooh!! I love cemeteries and creepy-ish places. This looks like a must see next time I'm in France for sure! :)

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  15. What an ornate and beautiful cemetery. This is such a beautiful way to lay loved ones to rest, I am sure it is worth the visit.

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