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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. Put Montparnasse into our Paris vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
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  • This place has got the best view of city of Paris. Be mindful the Eiffel Tower has got the second best view as there isn't any Eiffel Tower in it. Place is lovely, the open deck has place to chill and...  more »
  • Amazing Hotel... we couldn't have asked for more.... very friendly and helpful staff, our room was on the 23rd floor..... Wow what a blooming awesome view! Would highly recommend this hotel!  more »
  • There are a lot of restaurants and shops in Montparnasse. It's easy to access via train and it's not as busy as some of the more popular places like the Eifel tower. Well worth the visit when in Paris...  more »