3 March 2010

Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris, France

Grave of the engineer, inventor and manufacturer Charles-Joseph Pigeon (1838-1915) and his wife. See more information about the grave at Findagrave.com and Insecula.com.

Grave of André-Gustave Citroën (1878-1935) and his family. He was a French entrepreneur who first of all is remembered for the make of car named after him.

Grave of Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935), a French officer made famous for the trial and conviction on charges of treason in 1894 (the Dreyfus affair). It was unfortunately not so easy to take a good photo of his grave.

Artistic! Grave of Gérard Barthelemy.

Grave of the singer, poet and actor Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991).

Grave of the artist Robert Thibier (1926-2001).

Grave of the philosopher and author Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) and his partner, the philosopher, feminist and author Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986).
Grave of Baron Charles de Morand (1786-1869) and his wife Marie Caroline (d. 1877), née Cardon de Vidampierre. More details are welcome!

A cat lover? Grave of Ricardo. The sign says: "Pour notre grand Ami Ricardo. Mort trop tôt jeune, aimé, et beau. 10 juin 52-21 sept 89".

Cimetière du Montparnasse is situated in Montparnasse, Paris at 3 boulevard Edgar Quinet. The nearest metro station is also named Edgar Quinet (line 6). The cemetery can also be reached by bus 38, 83 an d 91 to Port Royal.

Updated on Tuesday 16 March 2010 at 19:55.



  1. Dag,
    I'm intrigued that Captain Dreyfus and his family are buried there, as Jews are usually buried, according to religious law, in special Jewish cemeteries or subdivisions. Is there a Jewish section at Montparnasse, or are the Dreyfuses buried among the general population?

  2. Hmm, was Simone de Beauvoir really nothing more significant than just "his [Sartre's] partner"?

  3. Gary - as far as I remember most of the Jewish graves were in a section of the cemetery.

    Trond - concerning Simone de Beauvoir, I agree that I should have said more about her than "just "his [Sartre's] partner"... The caption has been corrected accordingly.