“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Montparnasse was once one of two hills (or "monts") to the north and the south of Paris. The northern hill of Montmartre still stands today, but the southern peak was leveled in 1725. To regain its former stature, Montparnasse built Paris' tallest building in 1973. The Tour Montparnasse was deemed so ugly that further skyscraper construction was effectively banned within the city limits. This lone tower offers expansive views of Paris from the 360 Café, the highest restaurant in Europe. A weekly organic market is held on Sunday mornings, where rue de Rennes meets rue de Raspail.