The Cemetery of Montmartre (Paris, France)

The Cemetery of Montmartre (Paris, France)
The Cemetery of Montmartre is the third largest necropolis in Paris, after the Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Montparnasse Cemetery.

About the cemetery

The funeral vocation of the area was born during the French Revolution, when this former plaster pit has been used for the burial of the executed royal guards. Finally, the place was officially opened as the “North Cemetery” in 1825. Though smaller, the cemetery evokes the Pere-Lachaise, for numerous reasons:
  • The hilly site and its sinuous ways create a Romantic atmosphere.
  • The cemetery appears like a natural reserve with its 750 trees at the heart of a hectic district.
  • Most of all, the cemetery offers an artistic and cultural heritage worthy of the Père-Lachaise.
The recumbent statue of Cavaignac (by Rude) and the surprising monument of Osiris (with a copy of Michelange’s Moses) evoke the artistic richness of the place whereas the graves of the Montmartre artists (such as Zola, Degas, Berlioz) highlight its historic importance.

In conclusion, the Cemetery of Montmartre is as rich and poetical as the Père-Lachaise, but less crowded, calmer and suitable for understanding the history of the neighbourhood and the city.

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The Cemetery of Montmartre
Avenue Rachel 20
75018 Paris


Tel. +33 153423630
Fax: +33 143875379

Website: Cemeteris of Paris