The 14th arrondissement of Paris, Montparnasse, is a largely residential area of Paris, located on the left bank of the Seine. Named after the soaring tower that dominates the skyline, Montparnasse, Paris, is one of the best known arrondissements for lively Parisian cafés and top class restaurants, and waking to the smell of fresh bread, warm coffee and the Paris skyline is reason enough to take self catering Montparnasse accommodation at any time of year.
Living in a 14th arrondissement apartment is a pleasure in itself. The streets that surround you are a lively mix of smart houses and chic cafes, where life is enjoyed with leisure. After a long breakfast at one of the many pavement cafes, the Parc Montsouris always appeals. The park is considered to be one of the most beautiful and colourful Parisian parks, especially around the large (man-made) lake and waterfall. During the evenings, there is a vibrant social scene, but raucous crowds are uncommon. There are some wonderful little bars to discover, and restaurants stay open late. There are plenty of dance floors and cabaret clubs to choose from before retiring to your 14th arrondissement apartment.
A slightly more eerie yet fascinating place to visit in Montparnasse, Paris, are the famous Catacombes of Paris. Les Catacombes de Paris are a set of tunnels, first build in the Roman era, which now house the remains of over 6 million Parisians from the late 18th and 19th centuries. Although this might sound grim, a tour is well worth doing from an apartment in Montparnasse. Less macabre attractions include the Musee Atelier Adzak, which displays works of many artists resident in the district, the contemporary arts and events centre of Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, dedicated to the life and works of the famous artist and photographer.
The whole of Paris is at your mercy from a holiday rental property in Montparnasse. Whether you wish to take a river cruise, visit the world famous monuments, galleries and museums of central Paris or take your family to the ever-present DisneyLand Paris, a holiday rental property in Montparnasse is a perfect base, far enough from the tourist crowds and manic pace of life in the centre for peace, yet close enough to the main attractions and transport networks to enjoy a full, active and smooth holiday in the French capital.
The 14th arrondissement of Paris is well connected on the metro system, the main stations being Montparnasse Bienvenue and Gaite, giving you excellent access to all that makes Paris such a wonderful destination for a short break or weekend away. Paris is wonderfully easy to reach from the UK, with two airports receiving direct flights from across Britain, as well as the EuroStar service, should you prefer to take your car or not to fly.