Montparnasse

Although rooted in a seductive creativity, today Montparnasse is mostly modern business.

Montparnasse embraces its creative roots. Twentieth century artists like Degas and Manet? They didn’t stay here. Instead, penniless sculptors, painters, and composers poured into Montparnasse. Those nameless artists gained notoriety and now the neighborhood’s cemetery features headstones bearing the names of Sartre and Baudelaire. Once noted for its reckless abandon, Montparnasse's shops and brasseries now adhere to more professional tastes. Even if you don't work in the area, there's still reason to visit—Montparnasse’s tower rewards wanderers with riveting views of the city below.

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On the Map

Montparnasse is bordered by Port-Royal, Vaugirard, Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Odéon, Invalides - Ecole Militaire, VI Arrondissement, VII Arrondissement, Alésia, and XIV Arrondissement

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Charles de Gaulle airport: About 50 min by Subway
Orly airport: About 40 min by Subway (30 min by taxi)
Châtelet-les-Halles: About 15 min Subway
Eiffel Tower: About 15 min by Subway

The Heartbeat of the Left Bank

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Despite every transition Montparnasse has undergone, it has always managed to remain decidedly Parisian.

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Though much tamer today, Montparnasse's great transit, active theaters, and lively bars hint at its once-wild history.

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Rue Edgar Quinet holds a farmers’ market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings - it made our stay in Montparnasse so pleasant and enjoyable."

Peter

Visited in 2013

The Iconic Montparnasse Cemetery

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This cemetery remains one of Paris' most visited sights.

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It is the final resting place of such artists as Serge Gainsbourg, Jean Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir.

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Fans pilgrimage from all over the world to visit and shroud the tomb in gifts.

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A Great Place to Get Where You're Going

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From Montparnasse, you can jump onto a suburb train or travel westward into France.

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The view of the Montparnasse from the train station.

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Round-the-clock schedules serve every traveler's needs.

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Excellent subway and train connection in a nice and lively neighborhood."

Dirk

Visited in 2012

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Oliver Knight is a freelance photographer who divides his time between two bases in Paris and London. Upon graduation from Camberwell College of the Arts he began shooting for a number of editorial clients. A decade later he has harboured numerous long standing professional relationships regularly shooting editorial features for magazines, travel guides and inflight publications. When not behind the camera he enjoys cycles along the French coast and watching the world go by from his favourite cafe terraces with a cup of tea close at hand.

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Loïc is a French photographer and world traveler addict based in Paris. He has been traveling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience he met on his way. In Paris, the city where he grew up, he has the great opportunity to share with Airbnb his comprehensive knowledge of the City of Light.

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