Jean-Paul Sartre/Simone de Beauvoir tomb
- Jean-Paul Sartre and Simon de Beauvoir are two of the most loved and controversial thinkers in France.
- Jean-Paul Sartre was a leading figure in 20th-century French philosophy, he was an exponent of a philosophy of existence known as existentialism
- Simone de Beauvoir - “Pink Pioneer” – was a significant philosopher of existentialism and a pioneering figure of contemporary philosophical feminism.
- Jean-Paul passed away in 1980 and was buried at Montparnasse Cemetery. Simone de Beauvoir, his life partner, followed him in 1986 when she would be buried on top of him.
- Their graves are often covered with lipstick kisses and metro tickets which symbolize either the Maoists, a group Sartre supported that gave away free metro ticket OR the Boulevard Voltaire riots in which people died trying to get into a closed metro station.