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Cimetière de Montmartre

This cemetery is known for its colossal plaster tomb stones and the people buried in them. There are over 20,000 graves here. Make sure to grab a map from some of the nearby flower shops to navigate the graves, some of which date back to the 19th Century.
Address: 23 Rue de Damrémont, 75018, Paris France
Area: Montmartre
Arrondissement: 18th
Opening times: see detailed information in the further information link below
Transport: M° (Métro) - Blanche (M2) or Place de Clichy (M2, M13)
Entry Cost: Free of charge

Opening times for Cimetière de Montmartre Paris

From November 6 - March 15

Monday - Friday: 8am-5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am-5.30pm
Sunday and holidays: 9am-5.30pm

From March 16 - November 5

Monday - Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday: 8.30am-6pm
Sunday and holidays: 9am-6pm

Famous residents of Cimetière de Montmartre in Paris

∗ Victor Brauner - Painter
∗ Marie Antoine Careme - French Culinary Figure
∗ Eugene Cavaignac - French General
∗ Edgar Degas - Painter and Sculptor
∗ Gustave Moreau - Painter
∗ Claude Simon - Writer
∗ Maria Deraismes - Social reformer, feminist
∗ André-Marie Ampère - Physicist (electrical unit ampere named after him.)

Directions for Cimetière de Montmartre in Paris

Located at the end of avenue Rachel. Take the no. 2 metro to Place Blanche and walk towards the Moulin Rouge. Walk right past the peep show hawkers and continue on to avenue Rachel, and turn right. The Avenue Rachel ends at the entrance; you can't miss it.

Alternatively, you can take the no. 13 to Place de Clichy and when you exit look for Blvd. de Clichy; avenue Rachel will be on your left. If you miss the blvd and continue on rue Caulincourt after a few meters you'll see a small stairway on your right. Those will lead you right down to the entrance on rue Rachel.

Entrance to Cimetière de Montmartre in Paris

There is only one entrance to Montmartre, at avenue Rachel.

Facilities for Cimetière de Montmartre in Paris

As you enter the cemetery there is a guard shack on the left where you can pick up guide maps. To the right is the conservation office. There is a WC, located on the left just after you enter and around the first corner. There is also a rustic WC between divisions 1 and 18, on the upper level of the cemetery.