A lot of tourists enjoy to go to Paris. Apparently, France is one of the world’s most romantic countries – that explains it all.
A lot of history, culture, art, restaurant, fashion…etc
However, like any other city, it is always easy to visit the common places like the Sacré Coeur, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées and the mini cruise on the river Seine.
Montparnasse area is great “corner” of Paris to discover. Centred at the crossroads of the Boulevard du Montparnasse and the Rue de Rennes, between the Rue de Rennes and boulevard Raspail.
For the little story Montparnasse was a bit like Montmartre: full of artists but almost recluse in their cheap, little and derelict studios.
For instance, Zola, Picasso, Fauré Degas, Manet, Chagall, Léger and even Beckett lived and worked in that part of Paris before being famous.
It was a unique arrondissement of Paris with a huge concentration of unknown talent. A real creative spirit was buzzing. Some cafés rented some tables to poor artists for hours at a stretch. Several, including La Closerie des Lilas, – 171 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris – remain in business today.
And if you have extra spare time, there is the inevitable Montparnasse Tower: 689 Feet. The 56th floor, with a restaurant, and the terrace on the top floor, are open to the public for viewing the city.