The Hotel Cactus invites you to stay in a lively and typically Parisian district. A few steps from the Gare Montparnasse and within easy reach of the Eiffel Tower and the Invalides, the hotel is located in a quiet street near many small neighbourhood shops, some of which are renowned throughout the city, such as the Cyril Lignac pâtisserie.
Thanks to the nearby availability of public transport, it will only take you about ten minutes to reach the Paris Expo exhibition and conference centre or the Bon Marché department store. In about twenty minutes, you can get to the Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre.
A district favoured by many artists between the wars, including Picasso, Montparnasse has lost none of its allure and excitement. There, you will find many restaurants, cinemas and theatres as well as shopping centres such as the brand-new Ateliers Gaîté.
Don't miss going up the Montparnasse Tower to the Observatoire Panoramique, which commands a breathtaking 360° view of the entire city.
The best-known symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower remains a must during any stay in the capital. Whether you choose to go up to the first or even the third floor or whether you just stroll on the Champs de Mars to enjoy the view, the experience will be a magical one.
The Hotel Cactus team can help you book your tickets and arrange your date with the Iron Lady.
Famous as the location of Napoleon’s tomb, the Invalides complex is so much more. Built at the behest of Louis XIV to accommodate the veterans of his many wars, the buildings comprise a magnificent example of classical architecture. The golden dome of the church, the large paved courtyard and the huge esplanade are simply superb.
The Hôtel des Invalides also houses the national military museum of France, the Musée des Armées, which houses extensive and fascinating collections of armour, weapons, uniforms, works of art and more.
Transport and stations near the hotel
The Hotel Cactus is ideally located for getting around Paris and the surrounding area. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel, you will find bus, Metro and Vélib’ transport options. The Gare Montparnasse, ten minutes on foot or five minutes by Metro, also allows you to reach the west of France as well as the western suburbs of Paris. It is also served by many bus and Metro lines that allow quick and convenient access to the business district of La Défense as well as the Louvre and the Champs-Elysées.
RER B at Denfert-Rochereau (15 minutes by Metro)
METRO: line 12 is a hundred metres away at Volontaires station - line 6 at Pasteur station is just five minutes on foot
BUS: services 88, 89 and 95 are a few minutes’ walk away
VELIB: The Vaugirard or Place Jacques and Thérèse Tréfouël Vélib’ (bicycle rental) stations are less than 10 minutes away on foot.
How to get to the hotel
From Orly Airport, it will take you less than an hour to reach the Hotel Cactus. By taking the OrlyBus or the Orlyval, then Metro line 6, you will find yourself just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.
If arriving via Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, take the RER B to Denfert-Rochereau then Metro line 6. The journey will take a little over an hour.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The Volontaires station on line 12 of the Metro is a hundred metres from the Hotel Cactus, and the Pasteur station served by line 6 is just a five-minute walk away. From the Gare Montparnasse – accessible on foot in 10 minutes – various railway services go to the western suburbs of Paris, including Versailles, and you can also access Metro lines 4, 6, 12 and 13, and some twenty urban and intercity bus services, including night buses. Finally, a five-minute walk away are two Vélib’ (bicycle rental) stations.
The Gare Montparnasse is a ten-minute walk from the Hotel Cactus or a 6 minute journey by Metro. In twenty minutes via Metro, without needing to change, you can reach the Gare Saint-Lazare. A 25 to 30 minute ride on public transport will take you to the Gare de Lyon, Gare de L’Est or Gare du Nord.
To arrive by car, exit the Boulevard Périphérique ring road at the Porte de Vanves and go up the Rue Labrouste.
Near the hotel are two enclosed pay car parks.