Montparnasse, a wellknown district that attracts people from all over the world
Formerly the artists' preferred area, Montparnasse, located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, is today characterized by its tower, which is home to many offices, and its train station, making it one of the main thoroughfares of the capital. Bounded east to west by the Rue de la Santé and the Montparnasse train station, and from north to south by the Jardin du Luxembourg and Rue Froidevaux, the Montparnasse district is also home to an internationally renowned cemetery because of the many personalities are buried. Cafes and various cultural events continue to attract artists, visitors and art lovers.
Discover the artists that are living there for decades
What a joy to walk down the streets of Montparnasse while staying in the area and we have plenty of time to explore the alleys of the cemetery, looking for graves of Beauvoir, Sartre, Maupassant, or Gainsbourg Baudelaire and Man Ray! Whether you passionate about literature, music or art, one can not be moved by the burial of those personalities that have contributed, in their lifetime, to the reputation of the district, hotbed of artistic expression from Paris.
Despite the modern amenities of recent years, including the tower over 200 meters high is the main feature, the Montparnasse district still offers visitors, many Cultural Appointments in the footsteps of artists and writers like Picasso or Faulkner or the discovery of younger generations of creators. In particular, the Academy de la Grande Chaumiere, reserved for amateur artists, hosts free painting and sketching workshops, and the Vassilief villa, named after the artist who once opened the doors of his workshops and canteen to Picasso , Cocteau and Foujita, replaces the old Montparnasse Museum.
You stay in the Montparnasse district and you wonder about what could you be doing? Between a dinner at the Coupole or the Dôme, two legendary literary cafes of the Boulevard Montparnasse, a show or concert at Bobino, the theaters of the Gaite Montparnasse, Rive Gauche or Edgar, you'll be spoiled for choice!