The residential Pasteur district, just a few hundred yards from Montparnasse If you are planning to rent a studio or an apartment for your vacation in Paris, this is a district that will win you over with its tranquility and the proximity of Montparnasse. The Pasteur district, formerly part of Vaugirard village is part of Paris's 15th arrondissement, on the left bank. Its main roads are Boulevard Pasteur, Rue de Vaugirard, Boulevard de Vaugirard, and Rue Falguière. It was only in 1860 that the village of Vaugirard was annexed by Paris. The former main street of the village is now called Rue de Vaugirard (currently the longest road in Paris). The district was then heavily restructured according to the principles of Baron Haussmann. The Institut Pasteur and the Lycée Buffon were constructed shortly after. With its Haussmann-style buildings and its wide avenues lined with chestnut trees, the Pasteur district is quiet, posh, and airy – just perfect for a family vacation. Off the beaten track in Pasteur Dedicated to the sciences, the Institut Pasteur (25 Rue du Docteur Roux) founded in 1887 by Louis Pasteur, a chemist and biologist and inventor of the rabies vaccine, is open to the public. The visit includes the scientific souvenirs room, Pasteur's apartment, and the crypt where he is buried. The Pasteur district is home to the unusual Musée de la Poste (34 Boulevard Vaugirard) and the fascinating Musée de Sculpture Bourdelle (18 Rue Antoine Bourdelle). Just outside Pasteur, built above the tracks of the Gare Montparnasse train station, the Jardin Atlantique is well worth a visit. Pasteur, a gourmet getaway Rue de Vaugirard, heaven for food lovers, is bursting with renowned food stores, such as the Pierre Hermé pastry shop (at number 185), the Charcuterie Alsacienne (at number 196), and the Boucherie des Gourmets (at number 204). The district is served by the Pasteur (lines 6 and 12), Sèvres-Lecourbe (line 6), and Falguière (line 12) metro stations. If you are looking to rent a studio or apartment for your trip to Paris, please take a look.