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A district of south-central Paris, France, on the Left Bank. Its cafés have long been famous as gathering places for artists, writers, and intellectuals.
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(French mɔ̃parnas)
(Placename) a district of S Paris, on the left bank of the Seine: noted for its cafés, frequented by artists, writers, and students
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(mɔ̃ parˈnas)

a district in S Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine: noted for its cafés and the artists and writers who have frequented and lived in the area.
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l'Archeveque," and buried now temporarily at the cemetery of Montparnasse:--
He had taken a room at the Hotel des Deux Ecoles, which was in a shabby street off the Boulevard du Montparnasse; it was convenient for Amitrano's School at which he was going to work.
The Vicomte de Chagny hurriedly consulted a railway guide, dressed as quickly as he could, wrote a few lines for his valet to take to his brother and jumped into a cab which brought him to the Gare Montparnasse just in time to miss the morning train.
After lunch we went for a walk along the Champs Elysees then up the Montparnasse Tower.
The fire at a high-voltage substation outside Paris brought traffic at Montparnasse to a standstill shortly before noon on Friday.
Located in the heart of Paris, the new hotel offers guests close proximity to the unexpected treasures of Montparnasse. Guests can delve into the area's rich art and culture at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art or beat the Eiffel Tower crowd with panoramic views of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower.
Protests are planned around the country, including a march through Paris that will leave Montparnasse in the city's south at 2:00 pm (1200 GMT) before making its way to Place d'Italie towards the east.
He was buried in the Cimetiare du Montparnasse in Paris.
Five-star rated Avalon Waterways is offering an 11-day 'Burgundy & Provence' itinerary combining two nights at the hotel Le Meridien Montparnasse in Paris, with a seven night cruise followed by an overnight stay in Monte Carlo.
And, judging by the petty squabbling that occurred July 5th at the Montparnasse Cemetery during Simone Veil's funeral, those who wish to salvage French Jews from their bad reputation have their work cut out for them.
PARIS HOTELS Combined ( offer three nights at the four-star Pullman Paris Montparnasse (room only) from PS533.50pp (two sharing).
Kem Phetsomphou said he felt the explosion inside the Tour Montparnasse, formerly France's tallest skyscraper, which overlooks the district.