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Montparnasse

[mawn-par-nas] /mɔ̃ parˈnas/
noun
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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  • They kept to the Montparnasse quarter, for there, Paula said, were the best ateliers for Betty.

  • 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
  • But the change to the Montparnasse Quarter had its compensations.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • I took them to the Gare du Montparnasse and put them on their way.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • The other side of the river is, for us dwellers in Montparnasse, a foreign world.

    The Inferno August Strindberg
  • She told him: "I am a poor woman, and the only pupil that I have here is a child in Montparnasse."

    To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick
  • A simple stone marks the place in the cemetery of Montparnasse.

    An Englishman in Paris

    Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
  • That night there was great excitement in the Montparnasse quarter.

British Dictionary definitions for Montparnasse

Montparnasse

/French mɔ̃parnas/
noun
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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