Paris Montparnasse

Paris, (France)

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About the station

This  guide to Paris Montparnasse train station explains what to look out for when departing and arriving here by train.

There’s no doubting that taking a train from Paris Montparnasse station can be an unexpected experience.
In contrast to the other mainline stations in Paris, that have all preserved their 19th century character, Paris Montparnasse train station is a fine example of 1970’s brutalist architecture.
So depending on your point of view it’s either monumentally ugly, or admirable in its own way.

What first time users will find particularly odd is that trains depart from an upper concourse - which is above street level AND two storeys above the Metro station.
But don’t be alarmed -  impressive banks of escalators give access to/from the trains, and lifts are also available which connect all the levels.


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