The Eiffel Tower indeed offers spectacular views of Paris; the only problem is that the vista does not include the famous Eiffel tower itself. So where else can you enjoy unparalleled views of Paris that also include its most iconic landmark? From well over 600 feet above the city on the observation decks of Tour Monparnasse; that's where.
Observation Decks and Views
You'll acscend the fastest elevator in all of Europe to the 56th floor of this modern office tower where you can take in fabulous 360° views of the city or, on a nice day, you can go up a few more flights of stairs to the 59th floor rooftop terrace. Either way, you won't regret taking the time to visit this popular Paris attraction.
On the climate controlled 56th floor you can see superb views of Paris without worrying about the wind, cold or even rain. Interactive panels around the perimeter of the observation level give you information about the many famous landmarks that you see below. This is a great way to get an overview of the layout of the city and its many attractions at the start of your vacation.
The rooftop terrace has a curved glass roof around the perimeter and offers visitors a magnificent 360° view day or night. At nighttime you can not only enjoy looking out over the city of lights, but you can also enjoy great views of the night sky above. Be sure to bring your camera.
Montparnasse Tower Restaurants
There are two restaurants in the Tower both located on the on the 56th floor. You can enjoy light meals including sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages in the 360° Cafe. For fine dining you'll find Le Ciel de Paris which has the distinction of being the highest restaurant in Europe. You will need reservations to dine there. There is also a gift shop.
It is interesting to note that Montparnasse tower is the tallest building in central Paris; in fact, it is the only skyscraper in the central part of the city unless you count the Eiffel Tower as a skyscraper. It was after the construction of this tall building, that a city bylaw restricting the height of buildings in the centre of Paris to a maximum of 6 stories was put in place to prevent the city from taking on the look of Manhattan - a wise decision considering the city's rich history, character and charm.
Facts For Your VisitFee: From: $22.49 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
Admire the most beautiful views of Paris, take in the very best view of the Eiffel Tower and everything else Paris has to offer on the amazing 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower. Take Europe's fastest elevator up to the top of the tower and prepare to be inspired as Paris stretches out before you. Not sure when to go ? Don’t worry, you can use the ticket anytime up to December 31, 2016 !
Free entry with the Paris Pass.
Open Now: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.Hours This Week:
- Monday: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
- Friday: 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM
- Sunday: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Address: 33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France
Phone: 01 45 38 52 56
Official Website: Tour Montparnasse
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M4, M6, M12 or M13||Montparnasse - Bienvenüe||0 minutes|
How to get to Tour Montparnasse by Metro / RER
By Metro: Exit Metro Line 4, 6, 12 or 13 at Montparnasse - Bienvenüe Station. Montparnasse Tower is built directly on top of the Metro station.
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Ratedout of 5
Brilliant view over the city - especially at night. But please be aware that it can be crammed even at late hours.
Dominic Brause - 20 hours ago
Fantastic views from the observation deck across Paris, and all the major landmarks are visible. There's also an open-air section above that you could easily miss as the signs aren't prominent but it's well worth a look, especially at sunset. Decent cafe and gift shop on the same level as the observation deck. A must-see for any Paris visit.
Jon Young - 30 days ago
There is an amazing restaurant at or near the top. Get a view for the Eiffel Tower at night. It's the best view you can get.
Brian Belot - 1 month ago
Do not be put off by the distance between this landmark and all the others Paris has to offer! It affords a detailed and far-reaching panorama of the cityscape. Almost every Parisian sight-to-see can be seen from its viewing gallery. Not for those with a fear of heights! A breathtaking view!
George Monaghan - 1 month ago
Honestly, the wait and the 12 euro student rate for something that boring is a bit ludicrous. La tour Eiffel Is better seen from the Trocadéro. Everything else is better seen up close or by other means. The service people were nice though.
Sailesh Partheeban - 2 months ago