Le Cimetière du Montparnasse

by tiresomemoi


Today felt more like fall than spring. It was gray and the air was crisp and filled with the smell of wood fires. A perfect day for a cemetery stroll.

I suppose who you choose to visit, or if you visit cemeteries at all, says something about who you are or perhaps who you wish to be.

My list:

Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) Division 6, Map #4

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1989) Division 20, Map #6

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) Division 12, Map #8

George Brassaï (Gyula Halász) (1899-1984) Div. 2, Map #15

Jacques Demy (1931-1990) Division 9, Map #28

Poririo Diaz (1830-1915) Division 15, Map #31

Alfred Dreyfus (1855-1935) Division 28, Map #32

Margerite Duras (1914-1996) Division 21, Map #34

Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1999) Division 1, Map #39

Man Ray (1890-1976) Division 7, Map #58

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) Division 26, Map #60

Éric Rohmer (1920-2010) Division 13, Map #78

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) Division 20, Map #85

Jean Seberg (1938-1979) Division 13, Map #88

Susan Sontag (1933-2004) Division 2, Map #91

Chiam Soutine (1893-1943) Division 21, Map #92

Tristan Tzara (1896-1963) Division 8, Map #94

de Beauvoir and Sartre, 30 Mars 2013Sartre 1

Litter (de Beauvoir and Sartre), 30 Mars 2013Sartre 2

Samuel Beckett, 30 Mars 2013Beckett

Poririo Diaz,30 Mars 2013Diaz

Susan Sontag, 30 Mars 2013Susan Sontag

Charles Baudelaire, 31 Mars 2013Baudelaire

Jean Seberg, 30 Mars 2013Jean

Serge Gainsbourg, no dateSerge

Jacques Demy, 1 Avril 2013Demy

Guy de Maupassant, 1 Avril 2013Guy

Alfred Dreyfus, 1 Avril 2013Dreyfus

Le Cimetière du Montparnasse

For rent, 31 Mars 2013Rental pails

Girl and flowers, 30 Mars 2013Girl and flowers

This is definitely my favorite tomb. I love that Mr. Pigeon took the idea of eternal sleep and carved it in stone.

Eternal Repose, 1 Avril 2013Eternal sleep 2

Eternal Repose (close up), 1 Avril 2013Eternal sleep 1

From the Tour MontparnasseFrom above

There’s a basic but clean wheelchair accessible toilet in the south-west corner of the cemetery. It’s kept locked so you’ll have to ask the guard in the adjacent booth to let you in.

WCToilet CM

White roses