This is probably one of the most cultural and religiously diverse cemeteries that I have visited. The irony of this is that while some of the groups represented in this cemetery, could not get along in life, they are right next to each other in death.
“Montparnasse Cemetery is the resting place of many of France’s intellectual and artistic elite as well as publishers and others who promoted the works of authors and artists. There are also many graves of foreigners who have made France their home, as well as monuments to police and firefighters killed in the line of duty in the city of Paris.” (cite)
Catacombs of Paris:
I did not have a chance to explore the catacombs of Paris. It is essentially an underground area that hosts more than 6 million peoples’ remains located about 6 minutes from the Montparnasse cemetery. Check out their web page here.
Père Lachaise Cemetery:
Some famous people buried here include Frederic Chopin (Polish composer and pianist), Marie-Sophie Germain (French mathematician), and Edith Piaf (world-renowned singer).
Edith Piaf, the legendary cabaret singer is also buried here. Her voice is often referred to as the soul of Paris. Some of her hits include “La Vie En Rose” and “La Foule.”