Montparnasse embraces its creative roots. Twentieth century artists like Degas and Manet? They didn’t stay here. Instead, penniless sculptors, painters, and composers poured into Montparnasse. Those nameless artists gained notoriety and now the neighborhood’s cemetery features headstones bearing the names of Sartre and Baudelaire. Once noted for its reckless abandon, Montparnasse's shops and brasseries now adhere to more professional tastes. Even if you don't work in the area, there's still reason to visit—Montparnasse’s tower rewards wanderers with riveting views of the city below.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
The Heartbeat of the Left Bank
The Iconic Montparnasse Cemetery
A Great Place to Get Where You're Going
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Oliver Knight is a freelance photographer who divides his time between two bases in Paris and London. Upon graduation from Camberwell College of the Arts he began shooting for a number of editorial clients. A decade later he has harboured numerous long standing professional relationships regularly shooting editorial features for magazines, travel guides and inflight publications. When not behind the camera he enjoys cycles along the French coast and watching the world go by from his favourite cafe terraces with a cup of tea close at hand.
Loïc is a French photographer and world traveller addict based in Paris. He has been travelling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience he met on his way. In Paris, the city where he grew up, he has the great opportunity to share with Airbnb his comprehensive knowledge of the City of Light.