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* <sleep name="Marriott Rive Gauche" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="€270/ night" lat="" long="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" tags="">A nice hotel and is well located between the St Jacques and Glaciere metro stations (no more than 2 blocks to each), and very convenient with a nearby grocery, patisserie for bread etc. near Glaciere and several cafés. Very friendly staff.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Marriott Rive Gauche" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="€270/ night" lat="" long="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" tags="">A nice hotel and is well located between the St Jacques and Glaciere metro stations (no more than 2 blocks to each), and very convenient with a nearby grocery, patisserie for bread etc. near Glaciere and several cafés. Very friendly staff.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="L'hôtel du Lion" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.hotel-lion.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €70." lat="" long="" tags="">A lovely privately owned, 2 star hotel. On Place Denfert-Rochereau, near Montparnasse. Metro stations are nearby and it perfectly situated for sight-seeing. A small supermarket is nearby, as well as a street market, various friendly bars, and a nice scenery.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="L'hôtel du Lion" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.hotel-lion.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €70." lat="" long="" tags="">A lovely privately owned, 2 star hotel. On Place Denfert-Rochereau, near Montparnasse. Metro stations are nearby and it perfectly situated for sight-seeing. A small supermarket is nearby, as well as a street market, various friendly bars, and a nice scenery.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Flats in Paris" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" tollfree="" email="info@flatsinparis.com" fax="" url="http://www.flatsinparis.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="€75 to €350." lat="" long="" tags="">Located close to the Eiffel Tower as well as in central areas.</sleep>
 
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Sophie Germain Paris" alt="Hotel Sophie Germain Paris" address="12 rue sophie germain 75014 Paris" directions="" phone="+33(0)143214375" url="http://www.hotelsophiegermain.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">The Sophie Germain hotel is ideally located on the left bank of Paris. Near Place Denfert- Rochereau, just a few minutes away from Montparnasse train station and the Latin Quarter. Very easy access to events and exhibitions organised at Porte de Versailles and Villepinte. The Sophie Germain hotel will be your starting point to discover the beauties of Paris.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Sophie Germain Paris" alt="Hotel Sophie Germain Paris" address="12 rue sophie germain 75014 Paris" directions="" phone="+33(0)143214375" url="http://www.hotelsophiegermain.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">The Sophie Germain hotel is ideally located on the left bank of Paris. Near Place Denfert- Rochereau, just a few minutes away from Montparnasse train station and the Latin Quarter. Very easy access to events and exhibitions organised at Porte de Versailles and Villepinte. The Sophie Germain hotel will be your starting point to discover the beauties of Paris.</sleep>
  

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Although largely residential, the 14th arrondissement is best known for Montparnasse (both the station and the towering skyscraper (Tour Montparnasse), for the Paris Catacombs and the Parc Montsouris. The Cité Universitaire is also found in this district traditionally known for lively cafés and restaurants around the Boulevard du Montparnasse and the rue Daguerre.

Get in

Metro 6 and RER B Denfert-Rochereau stop.

See

Photo from the Catacombs.
  • Les Catacombes de Paris (The Catacombes of Paris), 1 place Denfert-Rochereau (Métro: Denfert-Rochereau). open : Tu 11am - 4pm, W-Su 9am - 4pm. closed on Mondays and public holidays. One of the most eye-popping sights of Paris, the Catacombs represent a network of labyrinthine tunnels, first excavated in the Roman period, that now house the remains of over 6 million burials removed here from the various overcrowded cemeteries and charnel houses all over Paris in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Well worth a visit: the atmosphere is suitably morbid and gloomy (without being too scary), the dark tunnels containing neatly stacked piles of skulls and long bones. Admission €7, seniors €3.30, students 14-26 yrs €2.50, under 14s free,no credit cards.
  • Parc Montsouris, boulevard Jourdan (RER Cité-Universitaire). Considered one of the most colourful Parisian parks, a local favourite, the Parc Montsouris was opened in 1878, having been designed by Alphand for the Baron Haussmann. A large man-made lake and waterfalls are surrounded by long stretches of gently sloping lawns. Bronze statues are to be found studded around the grounds, amongst the 1,400 trees, including such exotic varieties as the giant sequoia and the ginkgo.
  • Cimetière de Montparnasse (Montparnasse Cemetary), 3 boulevard Edgar-Quinet (Métro: Edgar-Quinet, Raspail). open 16 March - 5 November: Mo - Fr 8am - 6pm, Sa 8.30am - 6pm, Su 9am - 6pm; 6 November - 15 March: Mo - Fr 8am - 5.30pm, Sa 830am - 5.30pm, Su 9.30am - 5.30pm.
  • Tour Montparnasse, [1].

Do

Buy

Eat

There are a number of cheap eateries along Rue du Montparnasse, especially crêperies, making street a favorite of local students.

  • Suraj, 121 rue didot (Métro: Plaisance), +33 (1) 45 42 44 26, [2]. A varied menu of dishes from different regions of India. 19-30 euros.
  • La Coupole, 102 boulevard du Montparnasse (Métro: Vavin), +33 1 43 20 14 20. open 8.30 am - 1 am, closed Sundays. The famous Art Deco brasserie, convenient for a quick meal before / after a train journey to / from Montparnasse station. Average plate €35-40, all cards accepted.
  • Zango, 58 rue Daguere (Métro: Denfert Rochereau), +33 1 43 20 21 59, [3]. Named for the traveller's tree, used by nomads to guide their desert crossings, this "world food" restaurant has an atmosphere dedicated to travel and exploration. Their bookshelf is crammed with a huge selection of travel guides and magazines, grab one and enjoy over a delicious brunch. 13-15 Euro main course, 22-26 Euro set dinner ''menu''.
  • Aquarius, 40 rue Gergovie (Métro: Pernety), +33 1 45 41 36 88. By all reports a nice casual 100% vegetarian restaurant with excellent hummus among other offerings.
Map of the 14th Arrondissement
  • Le Moulin Vert.
  • Le Severo.

Sleep

Budget

Mid-Range

  • Marriott Rive Gauche. A nice hotel and is well located between the St Jacques and Glaciere metro stations (no more than 2 blocks to each), and very convenient with a nearby grocery, patisserie for bread etc. near Glaciere and several cafés. Very friendly staff. €270/ night.
  • L'hôtel du Lion, [4]. A lovely privately owned, 2 star hotel. On Place Denfert-Rochereau, near Montparnasse. Metro stations are nearby and it perfectly situated for sight-seeing. A small supermarket is nearby, as well as a street market, various friendly bars, and a nice scenery. From €70..
  • Hotel Sophie Germain Paris (Hotel Sophie Germain Paris), 12 rue sophie germain 75014 Paris, +33(0)143214375, [5]. The Sophie Germain hotel is ideally located on the left bank of Paris. Near Place Denfert- Rochereau, just a few minutes away from Montparnasse train station and the Latin Quarter. Very easy access to events and exhibitions organised at Porte de Versailles and Villepinte. The Sophie Germain hotel will be your starting point to discover the beauties of Paris.

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