Once upon a time, the likes of Jean-Paul Sartre, Luis Buñuel, and Albert Giacometti frequented this hotel at the heart of what was once the city’s most vibrant artistic scene. While the hotel has since had a makeover, it is still a favorite of artists, film-makers and writers, as well as tourists looking for light-filled, airy rooms with a high comfort factor. Located close enough to the train station to be convenient but well out of the shadow of the Tour Montparnasse, south-facing rooms enjoy leafy views of the Montparnasse cemetery. While the rooms share a palette of discreet shades of grey, beige, and blue, each boasts a different custom-made mosaic in the bathroom, the works of a local artist. The hotel also offers 12 spacious family rooms that accommodate three to four people, as well as an apartment that sleeps five.