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This lively neighborhood is located in the 14th Arrondissement.
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We stayed here during this visit and nevertheless the place is lively of course with lots of restaurants and bars and things to do I found this area a bit remote from the more attractive areas: Saint Germain or Marais. Needless to say we made...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Travelaround59
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Montparnasse is the area we always try to stay when we visit Paris. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist hot spots and this is exact what we like. We always stay at the Marriott Rive Gauche. The Montparnasse Cemetery is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

The price at 18E is off putting but we went and we were very glad we did. We looked up the sunset time for Paris that night and set off in plenty of time to see it . The lift upto the 56th floor takes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Travelling by high speet d lift (56 floors in 36 seconds) you reach the viewing area. As you walk round you get great panoramic views of Paris and beyond. Less crowded than the Eifel Tower and a lot cheaper. The viewing floor has a snack...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Roland T
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Montparnasse is a lively area of Paris, there are restaurants to suit every pocket from La Coupole and La Dome to the many creperies which offer great value for money. Lots of theatres and cinemas in this area too. Of course, you can't miss Tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

This gives you one of the best views of Paris including all the major landmarks. We went there after sunset and could see the amazing city lights. There were even some telescopes at the top and we could see Saturn, Mars and even the international...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

This was where it was at in the early 20th Century, especially the 1920s. Artists and cool people hung out here in the many cafes. Some lived in fantastic lofts that are now fancy apartments. The cafes are still here, some with very good food....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited the tower and view at the end of 4 days in Paris. Access at the bottom of the tower could be more clearly sign posted, some perseverance needed. Very efficient lift to 56th floor followed by 2 flights of steps to outdoor viewing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlisonEChapman
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Montparnasse is an absolute gem of a location in Paris. We have always stayed at the big five star properties closer to the Arc and Champs, but this was just wonderful. Very quaint neighborhood full of restaurants, bars and just everything you would need. Great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Steven K
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We decided to go around sunset which was the best decision. It's a nice place to relax and enjoy the views of the city. We stayed on the open deck the whole time which was pretty packed so plan wisely.

Date of experience: July 2018
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The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the
landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that
goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas,
brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and
parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away
from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and
historical monuments and treasures. In between lie
adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small
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May 28, 2018|
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Response from johnlX8817IB | Reviewed this property |
We had a picnic and bought everything we needed from a supermarket and bakers.
Harry C
September 25, 2015|
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Response from Lillemor K | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry..the only place went to during my stay was Moulin Rough...and that is expensive...we did like many french does..get a picknick basket and sat down on the banks of seine...
March 24, 2015|
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Response from Henrique d | Reviewed this property |
You can do both on same day, as they are conplety different. Trocadero you can have a more detailed view due to the proximity. Montparnasse it's far but the view it's unique 360° over Paris. In Montparnasse the view of the... More
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Dining near Trocadero & Montparnasse, solo traveler (8 Replies)
Bonjour! Where are good places to eat near Trocadero and Gare Montparnasse? I'm an English only speaker, solo traveler, who's a bit shy. I'm willing to spend into "mid-tier" prices, if the experience is worth it, but the lower the better! Any recommendations for rooftop cafes and restaurants are welcome too! Food/drinks I like: chicken!, pizza, croissants, salmon and similar fish, lasagna, burgers (yes I'm American unfortunately haha), wraps, steak, bacon & breakfast sausage, french...More
April 17, 2018|
Response fromwrappido|
You can actually eat in the Trocadero and Montparnasse Tower also has a restaurant up near the top of it. I like the Trocadero one looking over towards the Eiffel Tower.
Staying at Le Meridien Montparnasse...need help! (5 Replies)
Just found out I'm going to Paris with my hubby, he is going for work and I am going to play. I have never been and am very excited. Can anyone tell me what's close to our Hotel? We are staying there two nights and going to another hotel for the rest of the week (not sure the name or location yet). I'll probably be on my own for a few days since the hubby will be in meetings. I was thinking of taking an English speaking bus tour, any suggestions? Thanks Debdawn
November 07, 2006|
Response fromtravelnutty|
hi... there are several threads similar to yours b/c quite a few people get the Meridien Montparnasse from points or priceline or something.. so... try a forum search for "montparnasse"...
Questions for locals or well traveled... (11 Replies)
Bunches of miscellaneous pre-trip questions: 1) I still have french francs!! Where can I exchange still (can I?) I know I can't exchange coins, but the bills? Is it a pain? 2) SIM card...what kind of store do I look for? I am near the Jardins de LUxembourg (direction near Montparnasse/Vavin) -- I would look up in yellow pages, but need to know what type of store to look for (e.g., tabac for timbres) 3) IMPORTANT FOR LOCALS!! How long does dry cleaning take? I am staying in an...More
December 04, 2005|
Response fromDiscover|
There was only one bank in Paris that takes the FF Bills at least when I tried to exchange them last. The bank I went into told me where it was. A very nice French gentleman changed them for me n the spot as he over heard my question. He said he was going there so no problem! He was so very nice and he refused my offer to pay him or have a coffee! I woukld ask when you go into a bank or someone may know the address of the bank that still does it. Used CD and DVD can be found in the 5 Er !...More