14ème arrondissement
14ème arrondissement
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Situated on the left bank of the River Seine, it contains most of the Montparnasse district. It is today best known for its skyscraper, the Tour Montparnasse, and its major railway terminus, the Gare Montparnasse. The district has traditionally been home to many artists as well as a Breton community, arrived at the beginning of the 20th century upon the creation of the Montparnasse railway terminus. The 14th arrondissement also contains the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, which is located near the Parc Montsouris and the Stade Charléty.
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,611 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Couples
Famous for Montparnasse, the neighborhood where the 20th Century artists and writers sat around in fashionable cafes, drinking and being cool. You can do it too! The cafes are still here and they are very good for eating and drinking. There are also some interesting apartment buildings here with artist lofts. And a cemetery with the graves of the famous.
Written February 17, 2024
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,170 contributions
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Oct 2019
We walked along some of the streets of the 14th Arrondissement but did not actually visit any particular sights. We found the district quite nice and easy to wander around.
Written September 26, 2020
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,684 contributions
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Mar 2015 • Solo
Though mostly a residential area on the Left Bank in the south of Paris, this small arrondissement also offers something for just about any tourist. I lived here for a month, spending much time wandering through the district, and I always return on my trips to the city.

History buffs can find books with self-guided walking tours that follow the lives of world famous artists and intellectuals who lived and worked in the area's Montparnasse section during the 1920s. Montparnasse cemetery with its many elaborate tombs is the final resting place for some of these luminaries, such as writer Simon de Beauvoir and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, and is well worth a visit.

Those looking for the city's perfect view can find it at Tour Montparnasse (technically on the 14th's edge in the 15th arrondissement), where an open viewing area on the roof shows Paris in all its glory, including the Eiffel Tower. I've never had to wait in line for the Montparnasse tower. I just buy a ticket and go right up in the elevator. The view is especially stunning at night.

Nature lovers can enjoy Park Montsouris with its beautiful water features and hundreds of trees. There are playground areas here for those with children.

Opportunities for art and architecture enthusiasts abound. For example the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art offers nice temporary exhibitions as well as a compelling modern structure, designed by famous French architect Jean Nouvel. Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson features an elaborate Art Deco facade and a contemporary interior. Excellent temporary photography exhibitions take place here.

Market street lovers would likely enjoy Rue Daguerre. It has it all -- good stores, food shops, cafes and restaurants. I never tire of shopping here. The street hasn't been "discovered," so mostly residents amble by.

Foodies can find myriad Breton creperies near Gare Montparnasse, which is the station to leave from Paris for Brittany. Pricier eateries include historic La Couple, with its extraordinary Art Deco interior, and La Closerie des Lilas, one of Hemingway's favorite haunts..

Most tourists come to the 14th to see the Catacombs, the final resting place for millions of burials transferred here from overcrowded cemeteries in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This attraction, which features skulls and bones, does not appeal to everyone and certainly could be problematic for the claustrophobic. I have rarely seen long lines at the entrance early in the morning, but later they become extremely long.

The 14th arrondissement is easily accessible by Metro or by the RER. Depending on where you start, it can also be a nice stroll on foot.
Written May 24, 2015
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SavantIII_11
Centerville, OH103,739 contributions
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Jul 2015 • Business
We 'discovered" the 14th Arrondissement several years ago, in booking the Marriott Rive Gauche.

We like St Jacques Street, the RER, the Metro stops, and the many restaurants in this residential district.

We find this is the REAL Paris without the tourists stuff.

We greatly enjoy St Jacques Street and the real life of Paris!

Not for first timers!
Written July 23, 2015
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium36,862 contributions
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Dec 2017 • Friends
When in Paris, we mostly stay in a little flat in the left-bank 14th arrondissement near the Denfert-Rochereau metro and RER station, which is very handy if you travel by train. We like this residential arrondissement because, on the whole, it has a very friendly atmosphere and there are lots of affordable markets, shops, restaurant and cafés catering for the local population.

After a day of visiting tourist must-sees in sometimes hectic circumstances, it’s a pleasure to retreat to an arrondissement where there aren’t that many things on our to-do and to-see list. Although we did visit the surprising and very interesting ‘Cité internationale universitaire de Paris’ and the famous Montparnasse Cemetery, where we went looking for the graves of poets and writers Charles Baudelaire, Samuel Becket, Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Duras and Eugene Ionesco, American visual artist Man Ray and sculptors Constantin Brancusi and Ossip Zadkine. Each time we pass by the entrance of the Catacombs on Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy the queues are so long so we keep postponing our visit. When the weather is nice we greatly prefer to take a stroll in the delightful Parc Montsouris.
Written December 15, 2017
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MikeFee
Paris, France501 contributions
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Jan 2016
If you want to get a feel for how the real working class of Paris live, then head on over to the 14th. It's just south of the 6th. There are not a lot of 'sightseeng' spots to visit, except for the Montparnasse Tour which, on a clear day will give you the best views of the entire city. This arrondisment also has the Catacombs and Bartholdi' great Lion statue right outside of it. But beyond that, it has some great markets like the one on Wednesdays and Saturdays on Rue Edouard Quinet, a wonderful antiques/flee market on Saturdays and Sundays by the Boul. Periferique and Losserand. THere is a lovely park called Montsouris which provides wonderful walking and also a very serene and interesting cemetery with some of Paris's more notables residing there. There are some excellent restaurants including Bistro des Augustines and Nina. Transport to the rest of the city is easy with several metro lines running through the arrondissement. It's a good base for visiting paris and certainly be less expensive than the first Arrondissement.
Written January 14, 2016
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DAVID L
Los Angeles, CA8,035 contributions
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Nov 2014 • Couples
Visiting in the 14th Arrondissement brings you to the huge Montparnass Tower, but there's a lot more down here on the Left bank. This is an area loved by the locals, thus it's an area where you'll need to speak some French to get around comfortably. Lots of charm with green spaces, bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and boutiques. Not a go to Tourist area, so you'll find the Paris of the Parisians. Enjoy. ...
Written October 21, 2015
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KylieIsTravelling
Perth, Australia4,106 contributions
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Dec 2017 • Friends
My friends and I walked around and through the 14th on our way from the 13th to the 15th and also stopped at a few interesting places along the way including the Catacombs, old St Vincent de Paul hospital, Observatories etc.

Unless you’re visiting to specifically see something here, I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit.
Written December 24, 2017
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,611 contributions
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Nov 2016 • Solo
Parc Montsouris, the market street near the 14th City Hall, historic restaurants and cafes along Blvd. Montparnasse, and best of all, south of the Blvd. are a bunch of artist loft apartment buildings, truly unique architecture. This area is off the beaten path, but worth exploring...or maybe you should stay here?
Written April 3, 2017
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Lee O
Philadelphia, PA16 contributions
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Jul 2016
My wife and I always stay at the Citadines in the 14eme arrondisement and love it. It is a residential part of the city with some commercial activity and great transportation to the tourist sites. The neighborhood around our hotel is lovely with lots of shops, food vendors, and restaurants. There are a few of the big tourist destinations (Tour Montparnasse, Cimitiere Montparnasse, the Catacombs) but there are also really lovely walks in many different places. You can really get comfortable and feel at home after coming home from a day shopping in the Marais or taking pictures from the top of Tour Eiffel.
Written August 24, 2016
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