Located between Gare Montparnasse and Parc Montsouris, the Plaisance district retains its formerly suburban air.

A former agricultural hamlet, the Plaisance district became the favorite place of sculptors, engravers and all kinds of artists in the early 1900s. Populated with individual houses with interior courtyards that have become small workshops, the streets of the district are real places to stroll.

Not far from Place Victor and Hélène Basch, Impasse du Moulin Vert presents itself as the typical passage of the district with authentic charm. Place de Seoul, Notre-Dame-du-Travail church, rue des Thermopyles or the villa of Alésia are just as many curiosities that are worth the detour. The backbone of the district, rue Raymond is the shopping street of Plaisance. Food shops and tasty stalls punctuate the district to the delight of its residents.

The district of Plaisance has retained an incomparable charm and offers to the curious walker beautiful discoveries.




Lively and urban district of the 14th arrondissement, Porte d'Orléans is located on the border of the city of Montrouge.

The Porte d’Orléans is today one of the main gates of the city, making the district an axis of great importance. Crossed in part by the Boulevard des Maréchaux, it benefits from easy and quick access to the four corners of the capital. Central, the place of August 25, 1944 shelters the monument-memorial Philippe Leclerc of Hautecloque, work of the architect Raymond Subes and the sculptor Raymond Martin. The work was subsequently redesigned by the architect Sylvain Dubuisson on behalf of the City of Paris in 1997.

Area hit by military servitude, the Porte d’Orléans between the wars saw the construction of Habitations Bon Marché dressed in ocher bricks and white cement emphasizing the games of volumes, the bow windows and the workshops of artists. Set back from the Parisian hustle and bustle, there are some charming corners such as the Village of Orléans. This old subdivision of small houses, with cobbled streets and gracious squares, seduces with its provincial and picturesque atmosphere. Commercial and residential, the district revolves around large avenues.

Porte d’Orléans is a lively and urban district offering many local places to its residents.



Between the gates of Orleans and Tolbiac, the Parc Montsouris district is one of the most exotic areas of the city.

This area of the 14th arrondissement has a country atmosphere and is full of unusual places and charming views. Its inhabitants appreciate the green spaces, picturesque streets and architectural masterpieces that give it a unique charm.

The Parc Montsouris, one of the largest green spaces in the capital, has become a favourite place to relax for its residents. They love to stroll through its sublime English-style gardens, to meet on the banks of its lake, or to wander among its thousands of trees that change with the seasons.

Around the park, the cobbled streets once attracted artists such as Braque, Seurat, Lurçat and Soutine. At 53 avenue Reille, Le Corbusier also left his mark by building the villa-atelier Ozenfant, built in 1923 opposite the Montsouris reservoir, a cathedral of underground water cut into the rock. On Rue Nansouty, André Lurçat’s Villa Guggenbühl, a symbol of modern architecture, whose play of vertical and horizontal lines impresses with its lightness and rigour, is unveiled. On the other side of Boulevard Jourdan, the Cité Internationale Universitaire houses students from all over the world and regularly offers activities to Parisians.



A small district of the 14th arrondissement nestled on the outskirts of the Montparnasse train station, Pernety has retained its intimate character.

Essentially made up of streets and pedestrian lanes beautifully decorated with flowers, the Pernety district breaks away from the purely Haussmannian style and reveals charming brick buildings. With its commercial and authentic character, it is easy to immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere.

In the Rue des Thermopyles, you can wander between the old workers’ houses, the overflowing wisteria and some works of street artists, which make this place one of the most colourful in the capital. In Place de Séoul, we discover the architectural complex designed by Ricardo Bofill in 1985. A veritable glass amphitheatre, the place contrasts with the neighbourhood’s universe, imposing its monumental style in all discretion. The district is also subject to an ecological project, with the City of Paris planning to plant an urban micro-forest on the Place de Catalogne by 2024.



Urban and dynamic district of the 14th arrondissement, Mouton-Duvernet, also called Petit-Montrouge, has kept its charming air of an old village.

Formerly belonging to the commune of Montrouge, a town located behind the Porte d’Orléans, this village was integrated into Paris in 1860. Since then, the village spirit has never disappeared, people like to do their market there on Tuesdays and Fridays on Place Jacques Demy.

Rue Mouton-Duvernet, which lends its name to the district, is one of the main arteries that make it up.
Bordered by the squares of Aspirant-Dunand on one side and Ferdinand Brunot on the other, this street is a symbol of a green getaway in the heart of Paris. At the corner of rue Pierre Castagnou, you can observe the Darius Milhaud Conservatory, a building recently renovated by the architect Bruno Mader.

Lively and lively, rue Daguerre, another feature of this district, is overflowing with shops. Under her good-natured air, she leads us to Place Denfert-Rochereau, where a completely different atmosphere reigns, with her heroic Lion of Belfort by Auguste Bartholdi.
This square, which once marked the entrance to the capital, is now one of the most important crossroads in Paris.