The 14th arrondissement is a quiet and residential district particularly appreciated due to its quality of life, the presence of many small shops, large green areas and original architecture.
This is the land of choice for artists, (painters, sculptors, poets and writers). It is not surprising to find many artists’ studios nestled in the upper floors or in the houses that border the numerous flowered dead end streets of the district.
Walking in the neighborhood, you’ll discover the charming and relaxing Parc Montsouris and narrow cobbled streets and flower that border to the west.
The Cité Universitaire has been one of the most ambitious realizations of the district in the early 20th century. It welcomes some 10,000 residents a year: students, researchers, visiting professors, from over 140 countries. Many of its 40 houses located in a 34 hectares park evoke, by their architectural style, the spirit of the nations represented: the Spanish pavilion is a miniature Escorial, the Cuban pavilion, a baroque palace, the Chinese one looks like a temple, the Greek pavilion, an antique temple…