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Montparnasse

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This lively neighborhood is located in the 14th Arrondissement.

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Lots of places to eat and drink. Many cafes where you could sit and drink coffee or wine. Lots to do when you are not out sight seeing.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of places to eat and drink. Many cafes where you could sit and drink coffee or wine. Lots to do when you are not out sight seeing.

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london england
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the area and had a good look at the various bars and restaurants frequented by the literati of the early 20th century, including Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Jean Rhys, Hemingway, Fitzgerald. Had breakfast at one of their haunts (La Rotonde) and peeked in at La Coupole and others. Worth seeing

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Montparnasse is a mix of areas with great classic Parisian atmosphere and very modern and busy districts. I prefer the first ones, so Montparnasse is not my favourite. However one can find lots of things there: the famous Tour Montaprnasse with a fantastic observatory over Paris, second only to the Tour Eiffel; an old, longing cemetery worth a visit (famous... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place for Saturday brunch. Great Gourmet food and Nice wines. Lovely view over Paris. book the place in advance.

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Niskayuna, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in Montparnasse one evening for dinner, drinks, and dessert (the three d's!) and couldn't have had a better time. The area, even relatively early on a Thursday night, was full of life. We had a blast and had we discovered it sooner, we would've been back multiple times. We will explore further on our next trip to Paris,... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Montparnasse is a wonderful place with shops, cafes and restaurants.It was named by an artificial hill at the today´s Place Pablo-Picaso which was destroyed in 1760. Today the name will be applied over the frontiers of the quarter and stands synonym for the Artistic scene of the Ecole de Paris which settled in the years of 1910 and 1920 in... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Come and see where the Fitzgeralds hung out with all of their friends. Lots of historic cafes and restaurants. Lots of classic architecture from the first half of the 20th Century. But also lots of traffic.

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Sault Ste. Marie, ON
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Montparnasse is the area around the large modern office tower. Montmartre is where the artists used to live and right behind Sacre Coeur. If you are reading the reviews that state the artist area and Sacre Coeur is spectacular, the reviewer is confused.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The views were good. but not as good as the eiffel. There was a lack of ice skating bur generally a decent ascent. I would probs do it again

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Montparnasse was the meeting place of well known artists, as Picasso to Serge Gainsbourg, in the Roaring Twenties, who had chosen the famous Dome, Coupole and Closerie des Lilas as their prefered cafes; all bohemians were there, in the center of artists.

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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 gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the centre of Paris this neighbourhood has something for every hour of the day.
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