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Address: Paris, France
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This lively neighborhood is located in the 14th Arrondissement.

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Montparnasse is a wonderful place with shops, cafes and restaurants.It was named by an artificial hill at the today´s Place Pablo-Picaso which was destroyed in 1760. Today the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wurzburg, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Montparnasse is a wonderful place with shops, cafes and restaurants.It was named by an artificial hill at the today´s Place Pablo-Picaso which was destroyed in 1760. Today the name will be applied over the frontiers of the quarter and stands synonym for the Artistic scene of the Ecole de Paris which settled in the years of 1910 and 1920 in... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come and see where the Fitzgeralds hung out with all of their friends. Lots of historic cafes and restaurants. Lots of classic architecture from the first half of the 20th Century. But also lots of traffic.

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Sault Ste. Marie, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Montparnasse is the area around the large modern office tower. Montmartre is where the artists used to live and right behind Sacre Coeur. If you are reading the reviews that state the artist area and Sacre Coeur is spectacular, the reviewer is confused.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The views were good. but not as good as the eiffel. There was a lack of ice skating bur generally a decent ascent. I would probs do it again

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Montparnasse was the meeting place of well known artists, as Picasso to Serge Gainsbourg, in the Roaring Twenties, who had chosen the famous Dome, Coupole and Closerie des Lilas as their prefered cafes; all bohemians were there, in the center of artists.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The roof of this tower is an open deck, with opening to 4 sides. On each side, there's a map of Paris' important buildings that can be seen from that direction. Amazing recognize the buildings from above. Very nice viewing.

Thank Renny F
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Employee there were really friendly. The view is beautiful. Really great spot for taking photos of Eiffel Tower and whole Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Who wants to climb Tour Eiffell and watch the Paris without Tour Eiffell? It's not logical. Go at the top of the Montparnasse! It's higher than Eiffell and your view is unbelievable! My advise is to go there at the sunset (best time) in a clear weather and stay to see Paris in dark.

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It takes long time to get to this side of Paris, but I want to see the tower and get to the top - than I was a little bit frustrated when I get here. Its the tallest building in the center to see the Eiffel tower from another view. But an the day we want to go to the... More 

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Gilroy, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great food, Sacre Cour, and many artists selling wares on the street. I can't imagine going to Paris without going here

Thank Norma W

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The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the centre of Paris this neighbourhood has something for every hour of the day.
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