Montparnasse is and has always been "the ideal place" to celebrate anything. Since the time of "Montparnos" (artistic period between the two great wars), artists such as Gauguin or Matisse would gather around Apollinaire at Cafe du Dôme, just like Hemingway, Henry Miller or Man Ray will do in later years. Others would choose "La Coupole" (Cocteau, Picasso, Foujita, Zadkine, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir...). "La Ruche" welcomed artists from around the world over the years. Further, the North- South bound metro line (N°12) inaugurated on 1910, favored the daily "artistic exodus" from Montmartre to Montparnasse. The opening of Blvd Raspail and its intersection, shaped Vavin square as the heart of Montparnasse.