Montmartre Cemetery Most people that have an interest with Paris' history will want to visit the enormous and quite imposing Pere Lachaise Cemetery located on a high plateau within the 20th arrondissement of Paris. Also don't forget to visit the more peaceful but equally fascinating Cimitiere de Montmartre. Often referred to as the graveyard of the famous for the many French painters (including Impressionists), many great French composers, artists, singers, architects and dancers were layed to rest here. Among the number of more famous residents include Edgar Degas, Jean Foucault, Alexandre Dumas and Gustave Moreau. A guidebook is almost required or else you'll miss the highlights. Even better is to use a live guide who can help you navigate the somewhat intimidating cemetary.