Known mostly for the ungainly Montparnasse Tower, the highest commercial building within the border of Paris, this neighborhood is home to many lovely, small neighborhoods that are favorites with French residents.
The beautiful park Montsouris, a green oasis at the south end of the urban 14th arrondissement, is surrounded by small cobblestone streets lined with single-family homes, a rarity in Paris.Toward the city center, the neighborhood around rue Daguerre has become a trendy neighborhood, and the area around Port-Royal, where the 14th borders the 6th near Luxembourg gardens, is close to Saint Germain des Près without the higher prices. Look to the 14th to continue to attract buyers, particularly young families, looking for urban comforts with a calmer residential life.
Located on the left bank of the River Seine, it is home to many artists, and with the creation of the Montparnasse railway station at the beginning of the 20th century, it has also become home to a Breton community.
In it’s Montparnasse neighborhoods at the edge of the 6th and the wonderful Parc Montsouris, the 14th still attracts young couples and families in spite of the rising prices. You can still find a good deal around the Boulevard Périphérique, or on noisier streets and around the Metro Plaisance. In the 14th arrondissement’s “golden triangle” of Mairie-Denfert-Rochereau-Montparnasse, prices are highest.
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|Price per square meter in EUROS
(prices vary based on size and condition)
|5.62 km2 (2.17 sq mi)||134,700||7,886 – 13,058||7,150 – 14,052||7,173 – 10,839||7,272 – 10,934|
Foundation Henri Cartier Bresson: Housed in an elegant atelier, the foundation was started in 2003 by the photographer and hosts temporary exhibitions in a range of mediums from photography to illustrations and graphic art. http://www.henricartierbresson.org
Marché Mouton-Duvernet: An excellent small market of around 20 vendors, not very well known but worth a visit.
PARKS & GARDENS
Parc Montsouris: Styled after English gardens, this 15-hectare garden provides sanctuary to dozens of species of wild ducks, geese and other migratory birds. A large, lovely artificial lake, a waterfall and grotto, vast lawns and over 1000 trees – many over a century old – dot the slopes throughout the park. There is a also a basketball court, pony rides, puppet shows, and a play area for children. A music bandstand houses free concerts on weekends from May to September.
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