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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“The catacombs of Paris are a real hidden world of more than 300 km of underground passages. The rooms are filled from floor to ceiling with bones and skulls, placed there following a saturation of the cemeteries. If you want to try the adventure know that the catacombs hide some very surprising secrets! ”
  • 319 locals recommend
Building
“Tour Maine-Montparnasse (Maine-Montparnasse Tower), also commonly named Tour Montparnasse, is a 210-metre (689 ft) office skyscraper located in the Montparnasse area of Paris, France. Constructed from 1969 to 1973, it was the tallest skyscraper in France until 2011, when it was surpassed by the 231-metre (758 ft) Tour First. As of April 2019, it is the 19th tallest building in the European Union. Access by the station "Gare Montparnasse" on the line 4, 6, 12 or 13”
  • 287 locals recommend
Park
“Pretty, hilly park overlooking a lake (15 minute walk away). There are plenty of play areas for kids. Note Parkruns (free, time runs) take take place here every Saturday morning at 9am. ”
  • 203 locals recommend
Park
“Just cross the Charlety Stadium and take a walk in this lovely parc! Traversez le stade Charlety et appréciez vous promener dans ce jolie parc!”
  • 155 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art is both a creative space for artists and a meeting place for art and the general public; the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art aims to promote contemporary creation and disseminate knowledge. Each year, the Cartier Foundation organizes thematic or personal exhibitions.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Famous for the artistic effervescence that took place during the roaring twenties ”
  • 132 locals recommend
Place to shop
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“Très jolie rue piétonne pour faire son marché, manger des spécialités françaises et boire un verre ! Very pleasant pedestrian street to buy french produits, eat or have a drink!”
  • 125 locals recommend
Cemetery
“A pretty, quiet place where you can spot the tombs of famous artists and thinkers who lived in the area (Baudelaire, J-P Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir, Tristan Tzara, Marguerite Duras, Serge Gainsbourg, Eugene Ionesco, Man Ray, ...)”
  • 96 locals recommend
Brasserie
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“A beautiful and famous parisian brasserie. You can enjoy fish, shellfish, choucroute and many french specialities.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Department Store
“A large choice of boutiques and restaurants. Easy access by taking the Metro line 6 from Cambronne to Montparnasse-Bienvenue.”
  • 37 locals recommend
General College & University
“This campus is covered by outstanding architectural buildings from world renown architects like Le Corbusier. Wanna be a student again? 17 Boulevard Jourdan, Paris – www.ciup.fr/en/home/discovering”
  • 74 locals recommend
Museum
“museum bourdelle is for me a poetic museum with beautifull scuplture, and it is a free museum!”
  • 50 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Parisian elegant old style restaurant and bar where Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Lenine (too) used to go.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Pub
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“If you want to meet foreigners and speak English, go to the Café Oz (really close to the Catacombs)”
  • 54 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Breathtaking view of the city from the very top of the Tour Montparnasse. You can also just come for coffee and dessert between 14h and 17h. (Do not confuse with the paid observation deck. This is a restaurant.)”
  • 58 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Nice food, reasonable prices, very nice environment, opened 7/7 and until relatively late at night. Children friendly, they have a brunch on Sundays. Interesting wine choice, also with fair prices.”
  • 52 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brasserie
“A beautiful and famous parisian brasserie. You can enjoy fish, shellfish, choucroute and many french specialities.”
  • 96 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Parisian elegant old style restaurant and bar where Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Lenine (too) used to go.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Pub
“If you want to meet foreigners and speak English, go to the Café Oz (really close to the Catacombs)”
  • 54 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Breathtaking view of the city from the very top of the Tour Montparnasse. You can also just come for coffee and dessert between 14h and 17h. (Do not confuse with the paid observation deck. This is a restaurant.)”
  • 58 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Nice food, reasonable prices, very nice environment, opened 7/7 and until relatively late at night. Children friendly, they have a brunch on Sundays. Interesting wine choice, also with fair prices.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Creperie
“My favourite Breton creperie. Their aubergine galette is to die for, as are any other of their galettes and crepes. For dessert, a crepe with salted caramel and a ball of vanilla bean ice cream is perfection.”
  • 52 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Pour manger des fruits de mer (menu le midi). Famous sea food restaurant (cheaper at lunch).”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bakery
“Not the closest bakery, but it is worth the 5 min walk. Great croissants, pains au chocolat, organic bread”
  • 59 locals recommend

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