The dichotomy of modernity and tradition blurs in Paris’ 14th district. Picture 20th century artist studios against the backdrop of contemporary skyscrapers, or busy shopping malls juxtaposed with arts exhibitions.
Take it all in at Citadines Maine Montparnasse Paris. Imagine the Roaring Twenties, an era when Montparnasse was the epicentre and then birthplace of Paris’ renowned artistic flair. The district still retains its old ways with its heritage seen and felt in arts markets nestled in the Boulevard Edgar-Quinet.
From your serviced residence, duck into the Gaîté metro station just a stone’s throw away. Pick a destination - any destination. Indulge your artistic cravings and head to the Cité Internationale des Arts, where artists-in-residence work hard to give shape and form to their muses. Amedeo Modigliani’s and Georges Braque’s magna opera have taken centre stage here.
If a different form of art piques your interest, become a connoisseur of the performing arts. The district’s many theatres and local cinemas offer plays, performances and films for your enjoyment.
Another day, journey back to Montparnasse’s golden age. The brasseries and artists’ cafes in the vicinity ooze the charm of the 1920s.
After a day of exploration, retire at Citadines Maine Montparnasse Paris to reflect on all the beautiful things you have seen.