Located at the crossroads of the 6th, 14th and 15th arrondissements, the Paris Montparnasse district is organized around the Montparnasse train station and its famous tower. The Montparnasse Tower houses a large shopping centre and numerous offices.
In addition, the Montparnasse station is considered to be the 4th Parisian station in terms of traffic before the Lyon station. It gathers 50 million travellers per year. Indeed, this station mainly serves stations in the west of France, from Lower Normandy to the Pyrenees. In addition, at Montparnasse station there are lines 4, 6, 12 and 13 of the Paris metro so you will be ideally located for exploring Paris.
Whether you are traveling as a couple, alone, with colleagues or as a family, staying in the Montparnasse district will be an advantage for all your trips in the City of Lights. Book a room in our boutique hotel in the 14th district of Paris, welcome to Villa Montparnasse ****….
The Montparnasse district is very lively. During your stay in Paris, you will have access to many shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres near the Villa Montparnasse. During the interwar period, Montparnasse embodied the heart of Parisian artistic and intellectual life, after the great era of the Butte Montmartre and just before that of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Apollinaire, Gauguin, Matisse or Rousseau had their habits there. Later, this typically Parisian district welcomed many foreign artists in exile. We can cite Modigliani, Zadkine, Soutine or Chagall… So many famous names that together formed "The School of Paris". You can follow in their footsteps in one of the legendary breweries in the Montparnasse district such as the Closerie des Lilas, the Dôme, the Rotonde, the Coupole or the Beef on the roof. Next, discover Hell’s Passage, to the right of Campagne-Première Street where photographer Man Ray lived between 1922 and 1940.
Finally, continue your artistic wanderings to the pretty house at 242 boulevard Raspail, 75017 Paris where Picasso temporarily settled in 1911. Take rue Campagne-Première. Notice the building n°31 in the street, beautifully clad with the Sandstone by Alexandre Bigot, the same ceramist who decorated the Lavirotte building. At n ° 17, you will also discover a pretty dead end lined with workshops. And finally, lovers of contemporary art are sure to visit the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art.
Besides its artistic heritage, the Denfert-Montparnasse district has no shortage of tourist attractions. First, visit Place Denfert-Rochereau, one of the legendary squares of the capital. It marks the start of many events.
Then, from this square, you will have easy access to the lively rue Daguerre. You will then have the opportunity to stroll among the stalls of small traders in the neighbourhood. Rue Daguerre is appreciated for its almost village-like atmosphere where everyone knows each other.
To continue your discovery of this typically Parisian district, it is recommended to visit the Montparnasse cemetery. Located just a few meters from rue de la Gaîté, it covers 20 hectares in the heart of the 14th district of Paris. If you climb to the top of the Tour Montparnasse, you can see the extent of this Parisian cemetery. In the Montparnasse cemetery, you will see the graves of great writers like Charles Baudelaire or Guy de Maupassant but also those of famous philosophers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Finally, this cemetery also houses the tombs of famous playwrights Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco and artists of all kinds such as the sculptor and painter Antoine Bourdelle, the composer and singer Serge Gainsbourg and the surrealist photographer and painter Man Ray. It is also one of the largest green spaces in the capital, where Parisians like to stroll and admire the sculptures adorning tombs or lawns such as "The Kiss" by Constantin Brancusi or "The genius of eternal sleep" by Horace Daillion.
And you can end the day in the lively rue de la Gaité located close to Gare Montparnasse. Nicknamed "the street of theaters", you can relax in one of the institutions of this street such as the Bobino theatre, the Petit Montparnasse or the theatre of the Gaîté Montparnasse.
For a weekend or a real vacation, Villa Montparnasse welcomes you at 2 rue des Boulard in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. The 14th will offer you the calm and serenity that you hope for after a day spent in the tumult of the capital.
Ideally located on the Left Bank in the heart of the Paris Montparnasse district, the Villa Montparnasse is a 4-star hotel with a unique concept recalling the spirit of a colonial house. In addition, our rooms and suites have air conditioning and all the equipment necessary for your comfort and well-being. Therefore, you can benefit from free wifi and room service on demand. In addition, Villa Montparnasse is very well connected to explore the city of Paris, whether to visit the many museums of the city of light or to go shopping in the main arteries of the city. The staff of this boutique hotel will be very attentive throughout your stay and will answer all your questions.