The Balard station is located in southwestern Paris' 15e. It serves metro line 8 in fare zone 1.
Balard is located in Paris' famed Montparnasse section, directly next to the Montparnasse Tour hotel.
The area near the station is one of the most populated districts that features many high rise buildings including the Tour Montparnasse, the city's tallest skyscraper. Other nearby places of interest are the Porte de Versailles, Parc des Expositions, Parc Georges Brassens, Jardin Atlantique, Salon d'Aeronautique, Hotel des Invalides, and Parc Andre Citreon.
The large office buildings in the Front de Seine high rise district hosts many businesses including Sagem, Snecma, Direction Generale de l'Aviation Civile, Canal Plus, France Television and the Securite Civile.