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Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center

17 Boulevard Saint Jacques · Paris, 75014 France

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Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel surrounds you with legendary attractions, including Jardin du Luxembourg, Montparnasse Tower, the Panthéon, Denfert-Rochereau, the Catacombs and Notre Dame. Chart your adventure at our ideally situated hotel in the Montparnasse area.



A Perfect Day on the Rive Gauche

Start off your day with a nice breakfast in the restaurant L'Atelier des Saveurs, located just a few feet from our hotel. After savoring a fresh French croissant, head towards the Buttes aux Cailles district. Climb up the stairs that separate the Blanqui Boulevard from the small village. Now, in the heart of Paris, you will find paved roads and little brick houses that are the hallmark of the French capital. Keep up the site-seeing by strolling in the Blanqui Boulevard and then head to Port Royal and walk into the oldest district of Paris, the Quartier Latin. Walk up the Blanqui Boulevard and turn left when you arrive to the Place de la Contrescarpe. A few miles up you will find the Panthéon. This church, built in honor of the Parisians' Saint Patroness, Saint Geneviève, is today the tomb of the most distinguished French citizens. At this point you are near Le Coupe Chou, a perfect place to enjoy a little lunch break.

Venture onto the Saint Jacques Street up to the docks and admire the superb gothic architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral. Travel along the Seine and you will discover little street stalls of famous secondhand bookstores. Walk through the Saint Michel Boulevard to reach Saint Germain des Prés. On the Grands Augustins Street, you will find the prestigious boutique and tea room Mariage Frères. Explore the maze of small streets in the 6th arrondissement by going through the Bonaparte Street and savor the delicious pastries made by world-renowned Pierre Hermé. Walk down Bonaparte Street and reach the Jardin du Luxembourg. At this point, you will find yourself near Montparnasse Tower, the only skyscraper in Paris. Ride the elevator up to the rooftop and relax with some refreshments at the bar Ciel de Paris while enjoying the most breathtaking view of the capital. Leave from the bottom of the Eiffel Tower on the Parisian Boats and dine on the Seine while admiring Paris and its most emblematic monuments at night.

Monuments and Museums


Place du Panthéon
Paris, 75005

A masterpiece created by Soufflot (1713-1780) and a former church, during the French Revolution the Panthéon became the burial place for famous French figures.

Hours: Open every day (closed January 1, May 1 and December 25)
April 1 - September 30: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
October 1 - March 31: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Rate: 7,50€ Concessions: 6€

Getting there: About 15 minutes
Metro: Line 10 - Cardinal Lemoine station
RER: Line B - Luxembourg station

Tour Montparnasse
33 Avenue du Maine
Paris, 75015

Europe's fastest lift takes you to a height of 196 meters in 38 seconds. Enjoy the finest view of Paris in a new, fun, modern and very comfortable space.

Hours: Open every day
April 1 - September 30: 9:30am - 11:30pm
October 1 - March 31: Sunday - Thursday 9:30am - 10:30pm and Friday, Saturday and holiday's eve: 9:30am - 11:00pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Rate: Full rate: 15€ Concessions: Age 16-20 years / Students: 11, 70€ - Age 7-15 years: 9,20€

Getting there: About 6 minutes
Metro: Lines 4, 6, 12, and 13 - Montparnasse Bienvenüe station


Musée d'Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
Paris, 75007

Internationally renowned for its rich collection of impressionist art, the Orsay Museum also displays all western artistic creation between 1848 and 1914.

Hours: Closed on Monday
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (9:45 p.m. on Thursday)

Rate: 11€
Concessions: 8,50€

Getting there: About 20 minutes
Metro: Line 12 - Solférino station
RER: Line C - Musée d'Orsay station

Musée Rodin
79 Rue de Varenne
Paris, 75007

The Musée Rodin is situated within the Hôtel Biron, an 18th century mansion. The museum houses a number of the great artist's sculptures as well as works by Camille Claudel. The collections also demonstrate Auguste Rodin's taste for collecting art: drawings, engravings, paintings, ceramics, photographs and antiques. The French garden at the museum is a must-see!

Hours: Closed on Monday
10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. (8:45 p.m. on Wednesday)

Rate: 7€
Concessions: 5€

Getting there: About 20 minutes
Metro: Line 8 and 13 - Invalides station RER: Line C - Invalides station

Fondation Cartier
261 Boulevard Raspail
Paris, 75014

The stunning glass building designed by architect Jean Nouvel blurs the boundary between interior and exterior space. The foundation hosts major contemporary art exhibitions, both themed and specially commissioned, in a variety of media.

Hours: Closed on Monday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (10:00pm on Tuesday)

Rate: 10,50€
Concessions: 7€

Getting there: About 5 minutes
Metro: Line 4 and 6 - Denfert-Rochereau station RER: Line B - Denfert-Rochereau station

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Entertainment and Leisure


Les Catacombes
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy
Paris, 75014

This Parisian ossuary, covering miles of underground space is called the Catacombes, in reference to the Catacombs of Rome. Visitors can access the Catacombes from Place Denfert-Rochereau. Six million bones from various Parisian cemeteries rest in the 1.7 km labyrinth of tunnels. It is located 7 minutes from the hotel.

Hours: closed on Mondays
10:00am - 8:00pm

Rate: 10€ 

Getting there: About 5 minutes
Metro: Line 4 and 6 - Denfert-Rochereau station
RER: Line B - Denfert-Rochereau station

Arènes de Lutèce
49 Rue Monge
Paris, 75005

These arenas, situated in the Latin Quarter and built between the 1st and the end of the 2nd century, were able to hold up to 15,000 people. Visitors can still see the site where the actors stood, the stage platform and lapidary parts. The Arènes de Lutèce and the Thermes de Cluny (at the Musée de Cluny) are the only remains of the Gallo-Roman period that are still visible in Paris today.

Hours: Open every day from 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m., depending on the season

Rate: Free

Getting there: About 11 minutes
Metro: Line 7 - Place Monge Station

Piscine Joséphine Baker
Quai François Mauriac
Paris, 75013

This one-of-a-kind swimming experience is even more special in summer, when the glass roof opens up to reveal a huge sun deck providing a fabulous view of the Seine. The pool is 25 meters long and 10 meters wide, with four lanes open to swimmers of all levels. Besides the main 250-m² pool, there is a 50-m² wading pool for children, not to mention solariums, saunas, a hammam, a whirlpool and a gym featuring fitness and bodybuilding equipment.

Weekday hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. - 1:00pm to 8:00 p.m.
Weekend hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Rate: 3.60€

Getting there: About 6 minutes
Metro: Line 6 - Quai de la Gare Station

Le Petit Journal Montparnasse
13 Rue du Commandant René Mouchotte
Paris, 75014

Numerous artists performed in this jazz club of the Montparnasse district, which provides a sharp selection. Open all day long, the cuisine of the club offers a la carte and menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Closed on Sunday

Rate: From 15€

Getting there: About 6 minutes
Metro: Line 4, 6 and 12 - Montparnasse Bienvenüe station

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