Montparnasse (môNpärnäs´), quarter of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine River, centering on the intersection of the Boulevard de Montparnasse and the Boulevard Raspail. Its famous cafés (the Dôme, the Rotonde, the Coupole, and others) were long centers of the Parisian artistic and intellectual world. The quarter contains the Pasteur Institute, the ancient catacombs, and the Montparnasse cemetery, with the tombs of Saint-Saëns, Houdon, Baudelaire, Poincaré, César Franck, Maupassant, and Leconte de Lisle.
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