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Montparnasse, Paris

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Once a labyrinth filled with artists' studios and roaring cafes, most of Montparnasse was flattened during the 1960s to accommodate a train station and Tour Montparnasse, the only skyscraper in the main part of Paris. Over recent years, the area has evolved into a neighborhood where you can find reasonable short-term rentals, budget cafes, and a down-to-earth vibe that's missing from many of the trendier neighborhoods. Using our international travel planner, Paris attractions like Montparnasse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Between Montparnasse Rennes Street avenue and all others, that discoveries.! We can "boutiquer", stop at a café, go to the movies or stroll through the charming streets. Pleasure.
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  • If you want to have the best view of Paris, this is definitely the best site. They have good cocktails and coffee. All with a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower and the rest of Paris!
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  • One of the best districts of Paris in my opinion. Near the Center, but not too much, enough so to have significantly lower prices like accommodation and meals. The Gare de Montparnasse where basically you get almost everywhere without changing too many lines (a few stops to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Montmartre and a few more for direct train to Versailles, comfortable fitting for RerA to Disneyland Paris ...). Area full of POSSIBLES places to eat: for sure the crepes in the neighborhood are the masters, but there are also typical Bistro worth mentioning. There are also some attractions for any tourists such as the Tour Montparnasse (first arrived in Paris, still before the more famous Eiffel in my humble opinion), the Bourdelle Museum, a cemetery where historical figures (Baudelaire, Sartre etc.) etcetera. Definitely coming from Orly is a great choice as a base point, before visiting the town. I enjoyed it and found it to be a dynamic district, with elegant antiquity, but also effective modernity and, knowing choose and shop around, very convenient. I will certainly recommend to those coming to Paris (and maybe has to start them) from the "Orly".
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