The 14th arrondissement in Paris
The 14th arrondissement itself is a wonderland in its own right for city explorers. Made up of several different districts, each with a village-like spirit, it offers fascinating places to explore. Right by the hotel, numerous places of interest and tourist sites await you. Three minutes away on foot, the Fondation Cartier contemporary art museum on Boulevard Raspail holds innovative exhibitions in its luminous glass building. A five minute walk will lead you to Boulevard du Montparnasse. Come and take a gourmet break in one of its renowned brasseries and restaurants, including La Coupole, Le Dôme, Le Select and La Closerie des Lilas. Then head towards Place Denfert-Rochereau, one of the city's most mythical places as the entrance to the infamous Catacombs of Paris.
From this square, head towards Rue Daguerre. Ever lively, wander round the stalls and enjoy the fresh produce on offer from the countless stallholders along the street. At the start is the Maison Péret, one of the oldest Parisian wine bistros.
Further south in the 14th arrondissement, head to Parc Montsouris and the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. Parc Montsouris, a superb English-style park with numerous plant species and wide lawns, stretches across more than 15 hectares around an artificial lake. At the weekend, it is a hot spot for runners. Next to the park, the Cité Universitaire houses 12,000 students and researchers from 140 countries in 40 buildings reflecting the architectural styles of different countries. It really is a feast for the eyes.