Cimetière du Montparnasse is arguably one of the most visited cemetery in the world. It is the eternal home to many France’s intellectual and artistic elites. Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Samuel Beckett, Susan Sontag, Brassaï, Man Ray and Eric Rohmer are amongst some of the famous names you can find here.
Started back in 1824, Cimetière du Montparnasse was designed by Napoleon and it is divided into the new and the old sections. The site occupied 45 acres and it contains many interesting tombs, statues and head stones. Located at the heart of Paris, Cimetière du Montparnasse is flanked by Cimetière de Montmartre in the north and Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in the east.
(Tomb of Charles Pigeon (1838–1915), engineer, inventor and manufacturer)