Mont Parnasse ( Mount Parnassus ) was given its name in the 17th century because of an artificial hill made of rubbish, that resembled the home of Apollo where amorous adventures abounded.
One has always come to Montparnasse to have a party; a friendly place to meet and have fun.
It was during the wild years ( 1919-1931 ) that the Montparnasse district won fame as the center of the artistic, literary and cultural life of Paris.
It was here that Chagall, Picasso, Léger, Gris, Foujita, Giacometti, Dali, Matisse, Soutine, Modigliani, Breton, Cocteau, Sartre, Miller, Miro, Man Ray, Cendrars, Brancusi, Jammes, Fitzgerald... and so many others came to live.
Montparnasse remains an enticing center of interest due to its legendary cafés " Le Dôme, La Coupole, Le Select, La Closerie des Lilas and so many others..."as well as its many restaurants, theatres, and movies houses. In addition, the Montparnasse Tower today serves as the emblem of what has become a world famous business center.