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Montparnasse

Paris
Montparnasse featuring a city and a park

Filled with cafés and bars, this historic hilly neighborhood was the meeting place of many great artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Explore museums and galleries, tour the underground tunnel networks and see the public burial pits in Montparnasse. Shop for boutique clothing, fine organic wines and beautifully crafted house wares. Find spectacular views of Paris from the observation deck of the Montparnasse tower.

Visit the entrance to Les Catacombes, a tunnel network running under most of the city. This vast network is about 185 miles (300 kilometers) long and features ancient public burial pits. Tour Les Catacombes and see some of the bones of about 6 million people packed into the walls. The bones were moved into the pits in the late 18th and mid-19th centuries to prevent disease.

Relax in one of the many bars and cafés in Montparnasse. Wander along Rue de la Gaïté and find charming cafés with outdoor seating. Stop at a cinema bar and visit the haunts of famous artists, including Man Ray and Jean Cocteau. Montparnasse was considered the center of creative and intellectual life in the early 20th century.

Discover the Fondation Cartier, a contemporary art museum. Take a guided tour of the gallery and admire the temporary exhibits. This unique center is designed as a space where artists and the general public can interact. With children’s workshops, the Fondation Cartier is perfect for the whole family. The museum is located about a 10-minute walk from the center of Montparnasse.

Wander through the Montparnasse Cemetery and see the graves of famous artists and writers, including poet Charles Baudelaire and playwright Samuel Beckett. The site was opened in the early 19th century and spans about 50 acres (20 hectares). Walk under the shade of the cemetery’s many trees and admire the gravestones.

Montparnasse is located on the left bank of the River Seine. It is known as a quieter area of Paris; however, it is renowned for its culture and attractions. Find less expensive accommodations in Montparnasse if you are traveling on a budget. Access the large Montparnasse–Bienvenüe Station via a number of lines on the Paris Metro.

In your exploration of Montparnasse, be sure to include a visit to one of the many crêperies for some of Paris’ finest sweet crêpes.


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Hotel Celtic
Hotel Celtic
15 rue d'Odessa, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥5,712 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
Located in Montparnasse, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tour Montparnasse, Le Bon Marche, and Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital. Paris Catacombs and ...
3.3/5 (374 reviews)
"It’s absolutely incredible how a place like this can exist! Complete rip off for the quality of service! Dirty from top to bottom! Booked 3 nights, had leave after 1! STAY AWAY!!"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Hotel Celtic
Hôtel Vacances Bleues Villa Modigliani
Hôtel Vacances Bleues Villa Modigliani
3 out of 5
13 rue Delambre, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥9,298 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tour Montparnasse, Paris Catacombs, and Luxembourg Gardens. Sorbonne University and Pantheon ...
4/5Very Good! (938 reviews)
"It was in the best location! Such a quiet street with everything we needed- grocery stores, pastry shops, fresh fruit stands, an electronic store. A block away on either side are Metro stops and two bustling intersections with some of the best restaurants in the city. The front desk staff was sweet, ..."

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2021

Hôtel Vacances Bleues Villa Modigliani
Hotel Renoir Saint Germain
Hotel Renoir Saint Germain
3 out of 5
39 Rue Du Montparnasse, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥7,310 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tour Montparnasse, Luxembourg Gardens, and Le Bon Marche. Paris Catacombs and Sorbonne ...
3.1/5 (591 reviews)
"Excellent hotel Nearly everything Restaurant Metro Bus Shopping Store"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Hotel Renoir Saint Germain
Hotel Waldorf Montparnasse
Hotel Waldorf Montparnasse
3 out of 5
17 rue du Depart, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥9,552 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Located in Montparnasse, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tour Montparnasse, Le Bon Marche, and Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital. Paris Catacombs and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (712 reviews)
"Location was great, with train, bus and metro lines nearby. Plenty of shops, cinemas and cafes! Hotel is reasonable in cost."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Hotel Waldorf Montparnasse
voco Paris Montparnasse
voco Paris Montparnasse
4 out of 5
79-81 Avenue Du Maine, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥9,340 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Montparnasse, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Paris Catacombs and Tour Montparnasse. Luxembourg Gardens and Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (21 reviews)
"Staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were stylish. Location was great. Outdoor seating for the lobby bar."

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

voco Paris Montparnasse
Hotel Arcadie Montparnasse
Hotel Arcadie Montparnasse
3 out of 5
71, Avenue du Maine, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥9,316 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
Located in Montparnasse, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tour Montparnasse and Paris Catacombs. Luxembourg Gardens and Le Bon Marche are also within ...
4/5Very Good! (615 reviews)
Not what was expected but it was great
"We went to the Waldorf hotel, nearby, as the Arcadie Hotel was closed. We would have liked to be notified befoehand but the hotel we went to was lovely."

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Hotel Arcadie Montparnasse
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