Cimetière de Montmartre

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cimetière de Montmartre - Cemetery Path
Cimetière de Montmartre - overview, division into divisions
Cats between the graves

The Paris North Cemetery - popularly known as the Cimetière de Montmartre - is located at 20 avenue Rachel in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. The Père Lachaise cemetery in the east, the Montparnasse cemetery in the south and, in the heart of the city, the Passy cemetery were also laid out outside the former borders of the capital .


The cemetery in the north of the city was laid out in a former gypsum quarry after the restructuring of the Montmartre district between 1818 and 1824 and opened as Cimetière du Nord on January 1, 1825 . The Cimetière de Montmartre is the oldest of today's Parisian cemeteries.

Location and importance

The Montmartre Cemetery currently has space for 20,000 graves. Around 500 funerals are held here every year. A busy road, Rue Caulaincourt , serves as a bridge across the cemetery and can be used to reach Montmartre. Nearby is the Boulevard de Clichy with the stop of Métrolinie 2 , which serves the Blanche station. Inside the cemetery there are wide paved paths called avenues.

The cemetery is known for the graves of many artists and scientists. For decades it has been populated by stray cats that are looked after by animal lovers.

Famous graves

The following personalities are buried at the Cimètiere de Montmartre:


  • Peter Stephan : Of Life Dernier Cri. A running and reading book about Parisian cemeteries. Elster, Bühl-Moos 1985, ISBN 3-89151-021-7 , pp. 57-100.
  • Hans-Eberhard Lex: Nice to die for. Paris cemeteries. Rasch and Röhring, Hamburg et al. 1986, ISBN 3-89136-103-3 , pp. 117-138.
  • Judi Culbertson, Tom Randall: Permanent Parisians. An Illustrated Guide to the Cemeteries of Paris. Robson, London 1991, ISBN 0-86051-734-9 , pp. 109-131.

See also

Web links

Commons : Cimetière de Montmartre  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Le cimetière de Montmartre de Paris
  2. Cats in the Montmartre cemetery ( Memento of the original from 23 August 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . - [1] . - YouTube 2014 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

Coordinates: 48 ° 53 ′ 16 ″  N , 2 ° 19 ′ 49 ″  E