Montmartre Cemetery

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Three Cemeteries in Montmartre
-cemetery of Montmartre
-cemetery of St Vincent
-cemetery du Calvaire (open to the public once a year, on All Saints’ Day)

Montmartre Cemetery
20 Avenue Rachel, 75018 Paris, France

Alphonsine Plessis (French courtesan and mistress to a number of prominent and wealthy men) La Traviatta
artist Edgar Degas
filmmaker François Truffaut
actress Jeanne Moreau
author Alexander Dumas
(although his ashes were reinterred at the Pantheon on the bicentenial of his birth 2002)
Carame (The Chef of Chefs)
Adolphe Sax (invented the Saxaphone)
Léon Foucault (invented the Foucault Pendulum which demonstrates how the earth rotates)
(a model of this pendulum is one of the best things about the Pantheon,
swinging from the center dome)

A Favorite Cemetery in a Favorite Arrondisement:
One Main Entrance where weatherproof maps are available
The graves are situated on several levels, there is a long stairway, but the cemetery is a manageable size
Populated by cats (on some days, it seems there are more cats than people)

Edgar Degas (1934-1917) French Impressionist

Degas Image

Jeanne Moreau (1928-2017) French actress
Moreaus graveCOLOR

Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907-1977) French film director

Dahlia (1907-1977) 18th Division

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