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Last Updated: 30 January 2022


The Fourteenth arrondissement is well known by Parisians for including a large part of the Montparnasse neighbourhood.

A few words about the 14th arrondissement

14th arrondissement of Paris © ThePromenader - licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons
14th arrondissement of Paris © ThePromenader – licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons

The Fourteenth arrondissement of Paris (le quatorzième arrondissement) is situated on the left bank of River Seine between the 15th and the 13th arrondissements and extends to the Périphérique expressway to the south.

The 14th arrondissement of Paris covers an area of 5.64 km2 with a population of 140 317 (2011).

14th arrondissement of Paris © French Moments
14th arrondissement of Paris © French Moments

The 14th arrt includes a large part of the Montparnasse neighbourhood and although the Montparnasse Tower is not situated within its territory, the skyscraper does dominate the whole area. The arrondissement is home to some famous Parisian landmarks such as the Montparnasse cemetery, the Denfert-Rochereau square and its statue of the Lion of Belfort, the Paris Observatory and the Catacombs of Paris.

Main places of interest in the 14th arrondissement 

Montparnasse Cemetery
Montparnasse Cemetery © French Moments

The main places of interest in the 14th arrondissement are:

  • the Montparnasse cemetery
  • the various cinemas and theatres in the Montparnasse district
  • the statue of the Lion of Bartholdi in Place Denfert-Rochereau (a replica of the Belfort Lion)
  • the Paris Observatory
  • the Catacombs of Paris
  • the Montsouris Park


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