Explore the neighbourhood of the hotel

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.

Public transport nearby

Located near the Place Denfert-Rochereau and Montparnasse train station, the Hotel Sophie Germain is served by many modes of public transport.


  • Mouton-Duvernet station, line 4 (direct access to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Montparnasse, Châtelet Les Halles and Gare du Nord)
  • Denfert-Rochereau station, lines 4 and 6 (direct access to the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées)


  • Denfert-Rochereau station, line B (access to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly, Gare du Nord, Parc des Expositions Villepinte and the Stade de France)


  • Mouton-Duvernet stop, number 38 service (access to the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Ile de la Cité, Châtelet, the Pompidou Centre) and number 68 service (direct access to Opéra, the department stores on Boulevard Haussmann, the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay) 

By plane

  • From Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, take RER B to Denfert-Rochereau
  • From Orly airport: take Orlybus to Denfert-Rochereau 

By train

  • From Gare du Nord (Eurostar, Thalys): Metro line 4 to Mouton-Duvernet
  • From Gare de l'Est (Alsace, Burgundy, Moscow Express, Venice Simplon Orient Express): Metro line 4 to Mouton-Duvernet
  • From Montparnasse station (Brittany, Atlantic coast, Spain): Metro line 4 to Mouton-Duvernet
  • From Saint-Lazare station (Normandy, Giverny, Normandy landing beaches) Metro lines 12 or 13 to Montparnasse, then line 4 to Mouton-Duvernet
  • From Gare d'Austerlitz (Châteaux de la Loire): line 5 to Place d'Italie, then take line 6 to Denfert-Rochereau
  • From the Gare de Lyon (TGV Lyria, Alps, Italy, French Riviera): RER A to Châtelet-Les Halles, then line 4 to Mouton-Duvernet 

By car

  • GPS coordinates of the hotel: 48.830994 / 2.330659
  • Parking (private, secure access day and night): 53 avenue du Général Leclerc (negotiable rates, inquire with us)