Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Unusual Paris: Montparnasse cemetery

You may think we have a sort of taste for the macabre, but after visiting the Montmartre cemetery we decided to repeat the experience and explore another monumental cemetery of Paris, the Montparnasse one.

To be honest with you, we actually ended up there quite in a random way, after trying to get into the Catacombes de Paris and giving up due to a massive, incredibly long queue (eventually we would then end up leaving Paris without ever visiting the catacombes despite several attempts).
Montparnasse area was not far away and we thought about having a walk around to explore the neighborood but then, reading the guide we got tempted by this ancient cemetery!

And if Montmartre cemetery had a Gothic fascinating atmosphere, Montparnasse is surely not less charming with its sculptures and bizarre decorations, illustrious tombs and large airy spaces filled with trees and flowers.

Montparnasse cemetery

Montparnasse cemetery

Montparnasse cemetery

Montparnasse cemetery

Montparnasse cemetery
Samuel Beckett's tomb in Montparnasse cemetery

Serge Gainsbourg's tomb in Montparnasse cemetery

Philippe Noiret's tomb in Montparnasse cemetery

Julio Cortazar's tomb in Montparnasse cemetery

Jean Paul Sartre and Simone De Beauvoir tomb in Montparnasse cemetery

To all of these people that has filled our world with their art we wish to rest in peace in this beautiful little corner of Paris.


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