Experience the city in a special way
If you are in Paris for one or more days, you will soon be inclined to visit the usual sights, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Sacre Coeur and the Arc de Triomphe. But also think about visiting the Montmartre cemetery, because it is definitely worth it. Here you can experience the city in a really special way. The 200-year-old cemetery in the Montmartre district is not only impressive because of its surface area of no less than 10 hectares, but also because the ambiance is very special. There are almost 800 trees that show a great diversity of species. From a chestnut to a maple – you will be amazed here and that in a city that can safely be called lively.
Many acquaintances are buried here
Of course, the Montmartre cemetery itself is also a unique part of Paris. If only because this old cemetery contains many famous deceased, such as the writer Emile Zola, composer Hector Berlioz, French singer Dalida and painter Degas. The inventor of the saxophone, Adolphe Sax, also found his final resting place here in the past, just like many other well-known artists, musicians and writers preceded him. There is also a mass grave, which was dug for the victims of the French Revolution. That happened after the year 1789.
All peace during a walk
When you walk around the French cemetery, you notice that there is a serene peace, wherever you walk. You can marvel at special monuments on graves, because no grave is the same and that is certainly visible in the Montmartre cemetery. One chooses a modest, small tombstone for the grave, while the other prefers an impressive sign as a memento of the deceased. The special thing is that a bridge runs over it. If you walk on that bridge, you already have a good view of the cemetery. Your day in Paris is not complete without a visit to this impressive place!