The Rue de l’Arrivée of Paris!!!

No place better than to write about the streets of Paris than on streets where you have spent a good part of your life. I used to work for several years in this part of my eternal Paris and made many merchants friends over the years some gone others still there, no opportunity is enough when coming now to Paris by Montparnasse to stop by for a meal or drink or even a last minute item for a shop before heading back to my Morbihan Breton!

The Rue de l’Arrivée is the street on the other side of the Gare Montparnasse ,where I had my office for several years doing various consulting works on CAC 40 (like Dow Jones) companies in France. I have written before on the rue de Départs or departure street so why not on the rue de l’Arrivée or arrivals street. Here is my take on it, and hope you enjoy it as I. The pic below for info, is from Rue de l’Arrivée reaching Bd du Montparnasse.

paris rue de l'arrivée to bd du montparnasse nov17

The Rue de l’Arrivée is in the Necker neightborhood or quartier of the 15éme district or arrondissement of Paris.  Since the Paris-Montparnasse train station was moved ,the, rue de l’Arrivée runs along the side of the buildings that replaced it on its former site: those of the Tour Maine-Montparnasse housing complex, with the Montparnasse Rive Gauche shopping center dominated by the Tour Montparnasse tower. It parallels another road that runs parallel to it, rue du Départ, (see post) which runs along the side of the Tour Maine-Montparnasse housing complex. The rue de l’Arrivée bears this name because it ran along the old Montparnasse station arrival side, It was opened in 1849, at the time of the construction of the second Paris-Montparnasse station, It was then directly at the level of the arrival platforms of the station. It was not until 1881 that it was classified in the public domain.

The Rue de l’Arrivée is served Metro lines 4, 6, 12, and 13 at the station Montparnasse-Bienvenüe. Also, Bus lines RATP 28 58 82 89 91 92 94 95 and 96; and the Transilien line N  of Gare Montparnasse train station. Nice big underground parking here was used many times by yours truly is reacheable by the Rue du Départ or the Rue de l’Arrivée, one side and the other side of the tour Montparnasse and the shopping center centre commercial Montparnasse Rive Gauche. When you get to the metro Montparnasse Bienvenüe there are exits/sorties to go up ok plenty; these are:  Sortie 1 Porte d’Océane, 2 Place Bienvenüe (this street), 4 Tour Montparnasse, 5 bd du Montparnasse, 6 Rue d’Odessa (with elevator/lifts), 7 Rue du Départ-Centre Commercial,(with elevator/lifts), and 8 Rue de Rennes (this street).

Some of the things to see here are the must famous of course no 8 Maison de la Bretagne or the house of Brittany !! with all info and goodies of my new region, For info, webpage:

Next to it at No 8bis is the Théâtre du Grand Point-Virgule opened since October 9 2012, for young talent, and the very convenient at No 22 Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse, The Montparnasse tower observatory has its main entrance on rue de l’Arrivée by the ticket office access.

There you go folks a nice open area of Paris seldom visited and needs to be visited more. My Montparnasse by the train station of same name. Many nice souvenirs and still lucky to be able to pass by once in a while. Hope you enjoy the walks around Rue de l’Arrivée , my part of eternal Paris.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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