"Montparnasse Cemetery"

Famous burial ground in Paris created in 1824 from three farms. Many famous French intellectuals and artists are buried here, and there are monuments to police and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Montparnasse Cemetery from Montparnasse Tower
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Among the French luminaries buried in Montparnasse are Charles Beaudelaire, Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Duras, Guy de Maupassant, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Eric Rohmer, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Also interred at Montparnasse are Russian chess champion Alexander Alekhine, Irish playwright and author Samuel Beckett, Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar, Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco, American Dada artist and photographer Man Ray, American actress Jean Seberg, and American author and philosopher Susan Sontag.