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MontparnasseParis

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.

Top Hotels in Montparnasse

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hôtel Vacances Bleues Villa Modigliani
Hôtel Vacances Bleues Villa Modigliani
3 out of 5
13 rue Delambre, Paris, Paris

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! (951 reviews)

"I don’t speak French, but everything was wonderful, the property is close to everything, excellent!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Hôtel Vacances Bleues Villa Modigliani
Hôtel Mistral
Hôtel Mistral
3 out of 5
24 rue Cels, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥15,938 per night

Located in Montparnasse, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Paris Catacombs and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pantheon and Sainte Chapelle. Palais Royal and Eiffel Tower ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (372 reviews)
Highly recommended

"Stayed in about 3 hotels in Paris area, this by far was the best hotel. If I visit Paris again, this is the place where I will stay"…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Hôtel Mistral
Hôtel Delambre
Hôtel Delambre
3 out of 5
35 Rue Delambre, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥9,865 per night

Located in Montparnasse, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paris Catacombs and Luxembourg Gardens. Notre-Dame and Champs-Elysees are also within 3 mi (5 km). ...

4.1/5Very Good! (178 reviews)
A lovely comfortable hotel

"Location was in walking distance to Notre Dame etc. The staff at front desk were very helpful. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. I would stay here again. Good restaurants nearby."…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Hôtel Delambre
Hôtel Istria Paris
Hôtel Istria Paris
3 out of 5
29 rue Campagne Première, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥6,485 per night

Located in Montparnasse, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Paris Catacombs and Tour Montparnasse. Luxembourg Gardens and Sorbonne University are also ...

3.8/5Good! (268 reviews)

"The hotel is being remodelled and the floors are dusty because of the works. In the room we stayed the whole carpet was covered in white stains."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Hôtel Istria Paris
Hotel Waldorf Montparnasse
Hotel Waldorf Montparnasse
3 out of 5
17 rue du Depart, Paris, Paris
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,783 per night

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! (635 reviews)

"Location was good, very clean and quiet. Elevator and room were a bit small, but overall good stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Hotel Waldorf Montparnasse
Hotel Montparnasse St Germain
Hotel Montparnasse St Germain
3 out of 5
19 Rue Du Depart, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥12,641 per night

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 ...

3.9/5Good! (851 reviews)
Small but comfy

"Easy check-in / out. Small room but comfortable and clean."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Hotel Montparnasse St Germain

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Montparnasse Cemetery
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Montparnasse Cemetery

5/5(2 reviews)

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Paris Observatory

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4.5/5(6,515 reviews)

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La Machine du Moulin Rouge
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La Machine du Moulin Rouge

4/5(1,638 reviews)

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94% of travellers recommend
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Loire Valley Castles & Panda Zoo, 2Day Private tour - Paris

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Exclusive Mont Saint-Michel & Bay Tour from Paris
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Exclusive Mont Saint-Michel & Bay Tour from Paris

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Loire Valley Castles Private 1-Day Tour from Paris by Train

¥78,064
Per adult
The Paris Pass®: 60+ Attractions and Tours
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The Paris Pass®: 60+ Attractions and Tours

¥15,806
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Louvre Skip The Line Tickets with A Host and Choice of Itineraries
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Louvre Skip The Line Tickets with A Host and Choice of Itineraries

¥3,504
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