Many personnalities form the XXth century are buried there : Simone de Beauvoir, Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Paul Sartre, Serge Gainsbourg, Marguerite Duras, to name a few.
This place was previously made of three farms. The windmill is a remaining of this old time.
The cemetery is located only a few stones away from the hotel l'Orchidée.
The closest tube station is Edgar Quinet, on the line 6.