Popular for its numerous green spaces and unique places, reputed for its intellectual and artistic aura, the 14th arrondissement is home to a wide variety of atmospheres and landscapes. From Denfert-Rochereau to Parc Montsouris, from Montparnasse to Alésia and the villages of Petit-Montrouge and Pernety, this central district on Paris’ left bank is brimming with vitality and hidden charms. Its many independent cinemas, theatres, restaurants, art galleries and markets make it one of the beating hearts of Parisian life.
The real estate market
Prices have risen by 21.1% in the space of five years. They vary by neighbourhood and location: €10,000 to €11,000 per square metre around Plaisance, €11,000 to €12,000 per square metre in Petit-Montrouge, and €13,000 to €15,000 per square metre in Montparnasse. In the Montsouris district, prices oscillate between €11,000 and €15,000 per square metre depending on proximity and views in relation to the park (highly coveted).
“Before moving to the 14th arrondissement, you need to know exactly what you’re looking for. The Raspail district, for example, offers VIP access to Paris’ Grandes Ecoles, Montparnasse has the advantage of being close to the station and has a bustling nightlife, Montsouris is popular with families for its bucolic calm and its proximity to the park, and Daguerre for its village ambiance and pedestrian street.”
Julien MEGUIDECH, Director BARNES Rive Gauche.
Art of living
The best kept secret in Paris has to be its fourteenth arrondissement. Here, cultural gems, classy boutiques and top-class restaurants abound. Diaries at the ready!
The Fondation Giacometti
The Fondation Giacometti, home to the world’s largest collection of works by the famous sculptor with some 10,000 pieces and objects held in its storerooms. Temporary exhibitions: until 12 June, Alberto Giacometti/Douglas Gordon.
5 rue Victor Schoelcher, 75014 Paris.
The Paris Catacombs
The Paris Catacombs, a labyrinth not to be entered by those with a fear of long, dark tunnels and (perhaps) of the cold, given that the temperature hovers around 14°C. Visits are run throughout the year.
1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris.
Clavé Fine Art
Clavé Fine Art, a modern and contemporary art gallery in an entirely unique venue in the 14th arrondissement. This former artist’s studio opened its doors in 2021 after undergoing a redesign by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.
10b rue Roger, 75014 Paris.
Agnès Varda's home
Agnès Varda’s home, only the exterior of which can be viewed, is steeped in history. Throughout the year, guided tours are organised to discover the Paris of the French film-maker, photographer and artist, married to Jacques Demy.
88 rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris.
Les Autruches, a boutique nestled just off the famous Rue Daguerre. It contains a selection of furniture and home accessories of all kinds presented against a Bohemian and vintage backdrop.
32 rue Boulard, 75014 Paris.
Atomes, a concept store that juggles between pieces past and present. Including decorations, leather goods, jewellery and accessories that make for ideal gifts (or a treat for yourself!).
65 rue du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris.
Madame de, a boutique made for fans of exceptional vintage pieces. This second-hand store on Rue Daguerre is a true institution, reputed for its original and unobtainable objects.
65 rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris.
Brancusi organic market
The stalls of Brancusi organic market can be found near Place de Catalogne, selling organic products every Saturday morning.
Place Constantin Brancusi, 75014 Paris.
The hottest reservations in town
Le Duc, an iconic fish and seafood restaurant open since 1947. The décor resembles a yacht cabin while the menu changes with the catch of the day, sourced from the French coasts.
243 boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris.
Edgar Quinet market
Edgar Quinet market is open every Wednesday and Saturday on Boulevard Edgar Quinet. The ideal place to pick up a snack before catching a train.
Central reservation on Boulevard Edgar Quinet, between Rue du Départ and no.36, 75014 Paris.
Mosuke, a restaurant opened by one of the participants of Top Chef, Mory Sacko. The chef serves up a modern cuisine with the perfect blend of African and Japanese influences in a setting flooded with natural light.
11 rue Raymond Losserand, 75014 Paris.
Aux Plumes, a restaurant under the commands of Japanese chef Fujieda Kazuhiro who concocts a sophisticated modern cuisine of tuna, pork and braised beef at an affordable price. Accompanied by organic wines.
5 rue Boulard, 75014 Paris.
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