The Apostrophe is a "boutique" hotel with original designed rooms near the Montparnasse district. In one of our rooms, "Carnet de Voyages",  we wanted to celebrate and honor this part of Paris. Montparnasse, a peculiar place where  tourism, culture and epicurean life comes together perfectly. It is a must visit district that has to be part of your next traveling  plans!


Montparnasse, "the ideal place"

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.

Montparnasse, Culture & Entertainment

What does remain of those crazy years ? An incomparable cultural and touristic legacy with the theatres' district around "rue de la Gaieté" and "Bobino", the cemetery of Montparnasse (the tombs of Baudelaire, Sartre, Beauvoir or Gainsbourg...), the Cartier Foundation for modern art...Without omitting the Montparnasse tower (59 floors) its panoramic view and its breathtaking perspective on the Eiffel tower.

For those who loves to shop, "rue de Rennes" is the perfect place to indulge on. The connection between Montparnasse train station and Saint Germain  des Prés is outstanding.  Outdoor market such as the one on Edgar Quinet blvd,  is the perfect spot for those who loves to shop for fresh products.

Montparnasse, Restaurants and "brasseries"

Plenty of restaurants and "brasseries"... The classic ones : Le Dôme, La Rotonde, Montparnasse 1900 ; The "Creperies", like the famous Tijos or Chez Josselin, we may remind you that we're in the Breton district of Paris! And the surprising "Ciel de Paris" ( the restaurant on top of Montparnasse tower) with its attractive Champagne bar, a great spot to look the Eiffel Tower square in the eye.