The early 19th Century Cemetery of Montmartre is situated in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. It’s the final resting place of perhaps those a little more fortunate than those who ended up in the Catacombs of Paris.
Here, you’ll find tombstones representing the remains of famous artists, under green, leafy canopies. There’s an air of relaxation in this cemetery, and of seclusion, since it was built below street level in an old, abandoned quarry.
If you love history, then here’s the ideal place for quiet learning and reflection. If you happen to love cats too, then you’ll also love the fact that Montmartre is also home to dozens of cat families. No one is quite sure how or why, but they certainly rule the roost here!