Montparnasse might be the best area to stay in Paris to avoid the tourists!
Tour Montparnasse, Paris Catacombs, Theatre d'Edgar, Le Select, La Rotonde, Le Dome, La Coupole, Closerie des Lilas, Montparnasse Bienvenue
Montparnasse was the preferred locality of Americans such as Hemingway and Fitzgerald who graced the Paris literary and intellectual scene in the 1920's and today many cafés and small parks in the area still retain that “arty” atmosphere. La Coupole, the high priest of art deco brasseries regularly frequented by Sartre, Beauvoir and Picasso, has to be seen to be believed. And if you can’t get a table, Le Select, La Rotonde, Le Dôme and Closerie des Lilas (Beckett’s favourite) are all within 100 metres.
Famous, longstanding café theatres dot the quarter, the most well known of which is probably Theatre d’Edgar. Tour Montparnasse has for many the best view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower looks magnificent from its deck above Montparnasse Bienvenue station. And something to ponder as you amble through the neighbourhood – while the local cemetery features headstones bearing the names of many of the city’s distinguished citizens, somewhat eerily but matter of factly, the less distinguished rest in the Paris Catacombs which run beneath the entire quarter!
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Most agree that the viewing deck on Tour Montparnasse is the best place to see Paris and Particularly the Eiffel Tower.
Beneath the tower there is a shopping centre including a Galeries Lafayette and a massive cinema complex to satisfy Parisians' love affair with the septieme art!
Place Pablo Picasso at Vavin Metro
Montparnasse' longstanding and famous restaurants and bars all together!
We would definitely recommend this address...
... there are plenty of very nice restaurants, coffee shops and "boulangerie" in the neighbourhood.
Danielle, April 2013 | Stayed in Rue de la Grande Chaumière in Montparnasse
Montparnasse Cemetery above and the Paris Catacombs below - legendary!
- beside Denfert Rochereau Metro and RER B stations
A discreet entrance and a modest fee for the "world's largest grave" with the remains of six million people!
Gaite metro (also beside the cemetery) is below!
Place Denfert Rochereau
- linking the Montparnasse and Alesia neighbourhoods and beside Daguerre market street
- a wonderful amenity on their doorstep for the residents of Montparnasse