The Gare Montparnasse district

Explore the area around the Gare Montparnasse with your guide Bruno Granozio and discover some of its architectural gems.

Language: French speaking visit only.

  • Location: Montparnasse
  • Duration:  2 hours
  • Access by Public Transport: Pernéty (métro 13)
  • Language: French

Description

There’s a surprise around every corner on this guided walk, which will take you from the Notre-Dame-du-Travail church with its cast-iron interior, through the impressive Échelles du Baroque residential complex designed by architect Ricardo Bofill, to the stunning Jardin Atlantique at the foot of Jean Dubuisson’s emblematic building, a classic of Parisian 1960s architecture.

Lastly, the Tour Montparnasse (soon to have a completely new look) forms the backdrop for an overview of the current redevelopment of this district. It’s an area which has been radically transformed since the first railway station was built in the 19th century and is to be extensively redeveloped over the next few years.

There are plans to extend rue de Rennes up to the station, creating a whole new district, restore the emblematic Pullman Hotel (formerly Méridien and Sheraton), and give the îlot Vandamme a facelift.

This major urban regeneration programme aims to help the area recover from what has been called the ‘trauma’ of 1970s urban development. It’s interesting to look at the origin of that development and see how it has been modified by successive trends.

Guided walk with qualified guide Bruno Granozio.

Information about the exact meeting place will be sent to you along with your booking confirmation.

If you book less than 48 hours before the walk, please print your invoice to show to Bruno on arrival.

Find out more about other guided tours organized by Bruno Granozio (Gare du Nord, Parc de Bercy, around the National Library, Gare Montparnasse, Gare de Lyon, Daumesnil, etc.).


Reviews

Grade 
2019-05-18

Passionnant !

Quoi de mieux qu'un guide érudit, souriant et à l'écoute . Visite à recommander même (et surtout) si vous connaissez (ou croyez connaître ) le quartier. Bravo et merci à Bruno

Grade 
2019-05-18

Le quartier Montparnasse

Toujours très agréable avec Bruno

Grade 
2019-04-17

Le quartier de la Gare Montparnasse

Bruno est toujours un puits de connaissance.
Ses visites sont parfaites !

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The Gare Montparnasse district

The Gare Montparnasse district

Explore the area around the Gare Montparnasse with your guide Bruno Granozio and discover some of its architectural gems.

Language: French speaking visit only.