Great and small stories in Montparnasse

It is in Montparnasse that many artists have chosen to settle down in the 19th century in order to devote themselves to their art. Among them, Antoine Bourdelle, this sculptor who had such a rich life, was a great friend of Rodin and the master of Matisse, Giacometti or Maillol. Discover the studios of the artist in a museum of today dedicated to a great number of collections (photography, graphic arts, sculpture). In this setting unaffected by the passing of time, Portzamparc has created an extension in 1992 which houses a good number of temporary exhibitions. 

In another domain, visit the Musée de la Poste, dedicated in particular since 1942 to the French philately. Focusing on history, culture and pieces of writing, this surprising museum will take you from the trails of the Aéropostale (air mail service)  to the great stopping places that have punctuated the History of France. An excellent moment for the children and the adults. Then stop at the famous l'Enclos du temps brasserie. Enjoy its beautiful terrace to savour a genuine French cuisine in a friendly atmosphere.

In addition to the Ciel de Paris restaurant located at 200 metres above the ground, on top of the Montparnasse tower - guaranteed extraordinary panorama! - you will find in the area many shops, including the Galeries Lafayette. Rue de Rennes, luxury shops are waiting for you. Not very far from there, rues de la Gaïté and of Odessa, a great number of renowned theatres (théâtre Montparnasse, of the Gaîté, of the Petit Montparnasse, Bobino, Grand Point Virgule or yet the Théâtre de Poche) and of cinemas will make your evenings unforgettable. All types of restaurants will be at your disposal until very late at night. 

If you wish to know an unusual place, do not hesitate to visit the Gardens of the Atlantique. They are located on the ceilings of the gare Montparnasse (access by lift rue du Colonel Mouchotte), and lead to the Jean Moulin museum which presents in particular a permanent and deeply moving exhibition about the Liberation. 

Montparnassespecial selection of our hotels

  • From 99 Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse

    In front of Montparnasse Tower. TGV and metro station 2 minutes away

    Montparnasse is an emblematic district of Paris. Combining communication, business and art of living, this particularly mythical place gives access to a complete offer of shops, shows, restaurants, but also Parisian life. Timhotel Paris...

    Ideal location facing the Montparnasse Tower

  • From 101 Timhotel Tour Montparnasse

    An exclusive address in the lively theaters district of Montparnasse

    An emblematic district of Paris, Montparnasse happily combines communication, business and art of living. A symbol of the Parisian art of living, this mythical place offers shops, shows and restaurants. On Rue de la Gaîté, the...

    Art Deco building close to the Montparnasse Tower

  • From 98 Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse

    Great location in the lively district of Montparnasse

    Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse is located on the Odessa street in the Montparnasse district of the 14th arrondissement of Paris. A street where Breton creperies compete, and where business and art of living are one!   This particularly...

    In the heart of theaters, shops and restaurants