The Apostrophe Paris 6 : A boutique hotel near Montparnasse
The Apostrophe is a « boutique » hotel with original designed rooms near the Montparnasse district. In one of our rooms, « Travelers diary », 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 it 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 Café du Dôme, just like Hemingway, Henry Miller ou Man Ray will do in later years. Others would choose « La Coupole » (Cocteau, Picasso, Foujita, Zadkine, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir…).
« La Ruche », a sort of »cosmopolitan village » is the center of Artistic Paris (« Ecole de Paris »). It welcomed artists from around the world over the years. Further, the North- South bound metro line (line 12) inaugurated on 1910, favored the daily « artistic exodus » from Montmartre to Montparnasse. The opening of Blvd Raspail and its intersection, shaped Vavin as the heart of Montparnasse.
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, Beauvoi or Gainsbourg…), The Cartier Foundation ... Without omitting the Montparnasse tower (59 floors) its panoramic view ( Parisian will tell you that it is the most magnificent one beacuse once on top of it, they don’t see it anymore )
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.
Plenty of restaurants and grand brasseries : The classic ones(Le Dôme, La Rotonde, La Coupole), the créperies-we may remind you that we’re in the Breton district of paris!- (Tijos, Chez Josselin) 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.
Offre culturelle :
Sur le terre-plein du boulevard Edgar Quinet, entre la rue du Départ et le n°36.
Mercredi, 7h à 14h30 et samedi, 7h à 15h
Métro : Edgar-Quinet