Paris - Montparnasse & Southern Paris (Chapter)
This is the Montparnasse & Southern Paris chapter from Lonely Planet’s Paris guide.
Montparnasse has brasseries from its mid-20th-century heyday and re-energised backstreets buzzing with local life, while Paris’ largest Chinatown is filled with Asian grocers and eateries.
- Ignoring the ’70s smoked-glass exterior of Tour Montparnasse and zipping to the top for a glass of Champagne on the terrace, taking in one of the finest panoramas of Paris.
- prowl the spine-prickling skull-and bone-packed tunnels of Paris’ creepy ossuary, Les Catacombes
- visit Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Serge Gainsbourg at Cimetière du Montparnasse
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Sleeping, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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