This quarter, straddling the 14th and 15th arrondissements, is a commercial mix of shopping, movie theaters, crêperies and bistros surrounding the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper and the Montparnasse train station. Echoes remain of the gritty/glam Paris of Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin here at the old-school ~but not corrupted~ big, old, Parisian cafés like La Rotonde, Le Select, Café du Dome, La Coupole.…the best places to have a glass of wine or a seafood platter and imagine yourself as courageously perverted as the Parisian avant-garde of the 1930s…


Eric Kayser

Coffee shops

Hexa­gone Café

Shi­ba Café

Pierre Her­mé


Le Plomb du Cantal

Olive Chick­en

Mosuke par Mory Sacko



Mama Shel­ter Paris West

Museums + More

Fon­da­tion Carti­er de l’Orangerie

Musée Bour­delle



Food Markets

Marché Edgar Quinet

Boule­vard Edgar Quinet
Open: Wed — 7a to 1:30p; Sat — 7a to 2:30p

Marché Biologique Bran­cusi (organ­ic)

Place Con­stan­tin Bran­cusi
Open: Sat — 9a to 1p

Marché Cer­vantes

60 rue Bar­gue
Open: Wed — 7a to 1:30p; Sat — 7a to 2:30p