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  1. a district in S Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine: noted for its cafés and the artists and writers who have frequented and lived in the area.
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Examples from the Web for montparnasse

Historical Examples

  • They kept to the Montparnasse quarter, for there, Paula said, were the best ateliers for Betty.

    The Incomplete Amorist

    E. Nesbit

  • From the church the remains were borne to the cemetery of Montparnasse.

    Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution

    Alpheus Spring Packard

  • Well, I heard her tell the cab-driver to take her to the Montparnasse Station.

    A Royal Prisoner

    Pierre Souvestre

  • Still the crowds in the Boulevard du Montparnasse got larger.

    Paris Vistas

    Helen Davenport Gibbons

  • I took them to the Gare du Montparnasse and put them on their way.

    Paris Vistas

    Helen Davenport Gibbons

British Dictionary definitions for montparnasse


  1. a district of S Paris, on the left bank of the Seine: noted for its cafés, frequented by artists, writers, and students
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