Sartre, Beckett, and Sontag
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We picked two residents from the Montparnasse cemetery's list, Jean-Paul Sartre and Samuel Beckett, then proceeded to wander the peaceful leaf-covered grounds looking for them.

 
 
 
 
Montparnasse Cemetery  ++
 
 
 
 
Montparnasse Cemetery  ++
 
 
 
 
Montparnasse Cemetery  ++
 
 
 
Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir
 

Some tombs draw a crowd. Like this one, the tomb of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. There were lipstick kisses on the tombstone, and small rocks held down a few handwritten messages.

 
 
 
 
Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir
 

Some tombs draw a crowd. Like this one, the tomb of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. There were lipstick kisses on the tombstone, and small rocks held down a few handwritten messages.

 
 
 
 
Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir
 

Some tombs draw a crowd. Like this one, the tomb of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. There were lipstick kisses on the tombstone, and small rocks held down a few handwritten messages.

 
 
 
Samuel Beckett
 

The cemetery's simple layout should make finding an address easy, but the stone can wear, the tombs are several deep, and some hide the names around the sides. As I was struggling to find Samuel Beckett, a woman walked past, caught me eye, and silently pointed. It was Samuel Beckett. She knew who I was looking for in that neighborhood.

 
 
 
 
Samuel Beckett
 

The cemetery's simple layout should make finding an address easy, but the stone can wear, the tombs are several deep, and some hide the names around the sides. As I was struggling to find Samuel Beckett, a woman walked past, caught me eye, and silently pointed. It was Samuel Beckett. She knew who I was looking for in that neighborhood.

 
 
 
 
Samuel Beckett
 

The cemetery's simple layout should make finding an address easy, but the stone can wear, the tombs are several deep, and some hide the names around the sides. As I was struggling to find Samuel Beckett, a woman walked past, caught me eye, and silently pointed. It was Samuel Beckett. She knew who I was looking for in that neighborhood.

 
 
 
Susan Sontag
 
Just the night before, we were walking along the Seine when we spotted a poster for an Annie Lebovitz exhibit. And here, Susan Sontag caught my eye.
 
 
 
 
Susan Sontag
 
Just the night before, we were walking along the Seine when we spotted a poster for an Annie Lebovitz exhibit. And here, Susan Sontag caught my eye.
 
 
 
 
Susan Sontag
 
Just the night before, we were walking along the Seine when we spotted a poster for an Annie Lebovitz exhibit. And here, Susan Sontag caught my eye.