The 14ème arrondissement is located on the left bank of the Seine River, in the south of Paris. As the 20 districts, the 14th has a name: L’Observatoire. About 134,370 inhabitants live there (2006). It is adjacent to the 6th, 5th, 13th and 15th arrondissements.
A must-visit is the catacomb of Paris where you will discover six million of skulls and bones along the tunnel (about 160,000 visitors each year). On Place Ferdinand-Brunot, the artists’ market take place each Sunday from 10:30. Shopping lovers will also be charmed: Rue d’Alesia is home to numerous shops with cut-price designer clothing.
The Observatoire i.e. the 14th arrondissement of Paris is divided into four administrative quarters, as follows:
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In 10 years, property prices in the 14th arrondissement of Paris doubled. However, since the beginning of the real estate crisis, prices have dropped. In 2009, a property in the 14th is sold €6,540 /sq m and rented €24.20 /sq m a month.
Sought-after locations: town hall’s surroundings, Daguerre quarter, Montparnasse closeness and around Montsouris Park. Properties there are more expensive in general. The south of the arrondissement is off-centre and thus not really attractive to investors. Apartments and houses are cheaper, as situated towards the périphérique.
The following table will let you know more about property prices in each quarter of the 14th district of Paris:
|Quarter||Property price € /sq m (2009)||Evolution in 2008|
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Observatoire de Paris: in 1666, the project of the creation of an astronomical observatory equiped with modern tools gave birth to the observatory of Paris. It aimed at establishing navigation maps. This is the first observatory built in the world. The four front facades of the building are oriented towards the cardinal points. It is nowadays one of the worldwide centre in terms of astronomical research.
Artistic community: although the famous district of Montmartre is renowned for its artistic life, the quartier du Montparnasse attracts numerous artists (e.g. Pablo Picasso, Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean Paul Sartre, André Breton) who prefer this working-class area close to the historical centre of Paris. During the 1920’s Montparnasse was the intellectual and artistice centre of Paris. Artists used to meet in cafés which became famous: Le Dôme, La Closerie des Lilas, La Rotonde, le Sélect, la Coupole and Le Boeuf sur le toit. During WWII, the artistic community has to leave, and Montpanasse never lost its glory. Art lovers are advised to visit Montparnasse Museum which displays temporary exhibitions.
Nightlife: from the 1960’s, the 14ème arrondissement became a business district, especially in Montparnasse quarter. The tower as well as a shopping centre were built. Dynamic during the day due to the numerous offices in the area, the 14th is also lively in the evening. The choice of restaurants, cinemas and bars is large. Nightlife is buzzing all around the railway station
Parks and gardens: the Parc du Montsouris is probably the most famous park of the 14th arondissement of Paris and one of the most colourful of the French capital. Discover exotic varieties of trees (giant sequoia, ginkgo), caves, waterfalls and bronze statutes. Other park and squares in the arrondissement will let you benefit from the tranquility of the residential area.
Montparnasse cemetery: four cemeteries were built in the city of Paris. Montmartre in the north, Père-Lachaise in the east, Montparnasse in the south and Passy at the heart of the capital. In Montparnasse cemetery, numerous renowned French artists and intellectuals are burried such as Charles Beaudelaire, Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Guy de Maupassant, Serge Gainsbourg.
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