The Hotel Sophie Germain is located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, near the Place Denfert-Rochereau and a superb market street called Daguerre, a little corner of paradise where you can find delicious fresh produce. Relax on the terraces of the nearby picturesque cafes or wander at leisure amidst the charming streets where something of interest awaits around every corner.
The friendly atmosphere that characterises this attractive neighbourhood continues into the evening, especially in the local restaurants, such as L'Emprunte with an offered aperitf and L’Ordonnance, which offer both French cuisine and specialties from around the world. The Montparnasse district has quaint cafes and the theatres for which it is justly famous.
Enjoy your stay at the Hotel Sophie Germain and discover some of the iconic places that are close by, such as:
- The rue Daguerre: Filmed by the Greek-French director Agnès Varda for her 1976 documentary, Daguerréotypes, this market street is possibly one of the most famous in Paris. Many creative people have been seduced by this street’s authentic atmosphere and vibrant café culture. Here at number 22 the painter and sculptor Alexander Calder once lived. Another famous sculptor, César Baldaccini, had a studio in one of the adjoining streets. The atmosphere here is truly unique.
- The Paris Catacombs: This incredible place, which dates from late 18th century, was once a series of mines supplying limestone for construction in Paris, then became an underground ossuary to accommodate human remains moved from the overflowing cemeteries of Paris. Today it is a somewhat macabre, but undoubtedly fascinating, visitor attraction.
- The Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art. Located just 10 minutes from the hotel, this building designed by the architect Jean Nouvel houses more than 1,000 works by 300 different artists.
- Montparnasse was a Bohemian district in its heyday. In the early 20th century, poets, writers, artists and political refugees settled en masse in the neighbourhood. Hemingway, Foujita, Soutine, Zadkine, Braque, Chagall, Picasso, Rouault and Klee frequented the popular cafes when the district was a place of art movements, creativity and intellectual discourse.
Getting to the Hotel Sophie Germain
Conveniently located and well served by public transport which allows for quick access to the airports and train stations, the Hotel Sophie Germain is as well suited to long holidays as it is to short breaks.