Moulin de la Charité - Montparnasse

Cimetière du Montparnasse - 3 boulevard Edgard Quinet - 75014 Paris Montparnasse - Alésia
In the middle of the Montparnasse cemetery stands the only surviving mill of the thirty or so that formerly stood on the plain of Montrouge. It was built in the middle of the 17th century by the brothers of Saint-Jean de Dieu or de la Charité. During the revolution the windmill was converted into a 'guinguette'(open-air dance hall). In 1824, it became a part of the enlarged cemetery of Montparnasse and the home of the guardian. Today it is empty.


Animals are not allowed in the cemetery. It is not possible to visit the interior of the Moulin du Montparnasse. Guided theme visits (2 hours) are organised by the Paris City Hall.
Information : phone 01 40 33 85 85.

26FF : under 25 yrs, over 60 yrs, large families, the unemployed.


The mill can only be observed from the outside. Visiting hours are the same as for the cemetery: from November 6th to March 15th, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5.30pm. Saturday from 8.30am to 5.30pm. Sunday and public holidays from 9am to 5.30pm. From March 16th to November 15th, Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, Saturday, 8.30am to 6pm. Sunday and public holidays, 9am to 6pm.

  • Ascension Day
  • 15 August
  • 25 December
  • 1 January
  • 14 July
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • 11 November


Cimetière du Montparnasse - 3 boulevard Edgard Quinet
75014 Paris
Parking lot
Montparnasse, 141 Boulevard du Montparnasse - 75006 Paris
Public transportation
88Jean Zay - Maine
58Losserand - Maine

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