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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“This Parisian ossuary, covering an area of ​​11,000 m² underground, is called "catacombs", in reference to the Catacombs of Rome. Visitors can access the catacombs on Place Denfert-Rochereau. Six million bones from different Parisian cemeteries lie in the 1.7-kilometer-long labyrinthine galleries. The height under the vaults is 1.80 meters and the ambient temperature is 14 degrees. The visit is not recommended for people suffering from heart or respiratory failure, sensitive people and unaccompanied children. An unusual and fascinating visit! Note that the exit is at 36 rue Rémy Dumoncel.”
  • 311 locals recommend
Building
“Probably not the first choice at first sight but if you’d like to enjoy a stunning view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower, this is definitly a smart choice !”
  • 283 locals recommend
Park
“Pretty, hilly park overlooking a lake (15 minute walk away). There are plenty of play areas for kids. Note Parkruns (free, time runs) take take place here every Saturday morning at 9am. ”
  • 201 locals recommend
Park
“Just cross the Charlety Stadium and take a walk in this lovely parc! Traversez le stade Charlety et appréciez vous promener dans ce jolie parc!”
  • 153 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art is both a creative space for artists and a meeting place for art and the general public; the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art aims to promote contemporary creation and disseminate knowledge. Each year, the Cartier Foundation organizes thematic or personal exhibitions.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Famous for the artistic effervescence that took place during the roaring twenties ”
  • 131 locals recommend
Place to shop
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“Très jolie rue piétonne pour faire son marché, manger des spécialités françaises et boire un verre ! Very pleasant pedestrian street to buy french produits, eat or have a drink!”
  • 125 locals recommend
Cemetery
“A pretty, quiet place where you can spot the tombs of famous artists and thinkers who lived in the area (Baudelaire, J-P Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir, Tristan Tzara, Marguerite Duras, Serge Gainsbourg, Eugene Ionesco, Man Ray, ...)”
  • 96 locals recommend
Brasserie
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“Iconic brasserie of Montparnasse. Typical Parisian atmosphere. Just on step away from HOTEL DELAMBRE.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Department Store
“A large choice of boutiques and restaurants. Easy access by taking the Metro line 6 from Cambronne to Montparnasse-Bienvenue.”
  • 37 locals recommend
General College & University
“This campus is covered by outstanding architectural buildings from world renown architects like Le Corbusier. Wanna be a student again? 17 Boulevard Jourdan, Paris – www.ciup.fr/en/home/discovering”
  • 74 locals recommend
Museum
“museum bourdelle is for me a poetic museum with beautifull scuplture, and it is a free museum!”
  • 50 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“This is a must go place if you know the history of this restaurant! Famous people had tables assigned to them. Many intellectual writers (Verlaine, Hemingway, Picasso, Gide...) and actors and actresses. You have a choose of the restaurant which is more upscale or the brasserie but the food is equally great. Extensive wine list, very attentive staff and on top - this is piano bar, so the food is accompanied by nice live music. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Pub
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“If you want to meet foreigners and speak English, go to the Café Oz (really close to the Catacombs)”
  • 51 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Breathtaking view of the city from the very top of the Tour Montparnasse. You can also just come for coffee and dessert between 14h and 17h. (Do not confuse with the paid observation deck. This is a restaurant.)”
  • 58 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Nice food, reasonable prices, very nice environment, opened 7/7 and until relatively late at night. Children friendly, they have a brunch on Sundays. Interesting wine choice, also with fair prices.”
  • 52 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brasserie
“Iconic brasserie of Montparnasse. Typical Parisian atmosphere. Just on step away from HOTEL DELAMBRE.”
  • 97 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“This is a must go place if you know the history of this restaurant! Famous people had tables assigned to them. Many intellectual writers (Verlaine, Hemingway, Picasso, Gide...) and actors and actresses. You have a choose of the restaurant which is more upscale or the brasserie but the food is equally great. Extensive wine list, very attentive staff and on top - this is piano bar, so the food is accompanied by nice live music. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Pub
“If you want to meet foreigners and speak English, go to the Café Oz (really close to the Catacombs)”
  • 51 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Breathtaking view of the city from the very top of the Tour Montparnasse. You can also just come for coffee and dessert between 14h and 17h. (Do not confuse with the paid observation deck. This is a restaurant.)”
  • 58 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Nice food, reasonable prices, very nice environment, opened 7/7 and until relatively late at night. Children friendly, they have a brunch on Sundays. Interesting wine choice, also with fair prices.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Crêperie
“My favourite Breton creperie. Their aubergine galette is to die for, as are any other of their galettes and crepes. For dessert, a crepe with salted caramel and a ball of vanilla bean ice cream is perfection.”
  • 53 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Pour manger des fruits de mer (menu le midi). Famous sea food restaurant (cheaper at lunch).”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bakery
“Not the closest bakery, but it is worth the 5 min walk. Great croissants, pains au chocolat, organic bread”
  • 58 locals recommend

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