How do you move out of an apartment in Paris?

THE STAIRWELLS and elevators of Paris apartment buildings are notoriously cramped, so the city’s movers have developed their own conveyor system to get furniture out through a window. This one, just off the busy Rue Froidevaux in the Montparnasse district, is just across the street from Montparnasse Cemetery, final resting place for many artists and publishers, as well as policemen and firefighters killed in the line of duty and not a few foreigners.

A mover's conveyor near Montparnasse Cemetery
A mover’s conveyor near Montparnasse Cemetery

Montparnasse is one of the most interesting cemeteries in Paris (which has many).

Montparnasse Cemetery wall along Rue Froidevaux
The rear wall of Montparnasse Cemetery along Rue Froidevaux. In the foreground is a station for the popular Vélib rental bicycles. Photos by John Pearce

Links worth visiting

See the City of Paris’s web site (English):

Some tourist reviews are here (Tripadvisor):

The Treasures of Montparnasse Cemetery (UntappedCities.com).

From AViewOnCities.com.

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