Tour Montparnasse

The observation decks on top of Tour Montparnasse (Montparnasse Tower) boast the most spectacular 360° views of Paris available without the crowds of the Eiffel Tower

Montparnasse Tower is not the prettiest sight in Paris, but the the views from the top are spectacular
Montparnasse Tower is not the prettiest sight in Paris, but the the views from the top are spectacular cc licensed photo by demiante

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.

Interesting Facts

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 Visit

Fee: From: $22.93 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Montparnasse Tower 56th Floor Observation Deck Entry Ticket

Get direct access and take in the best views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower from the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower. Ride Europe's fastest elevator up to the top of the tower and see Paris stretched out before you. Upgrade your ticket to include a glass of Champagne and snacks while you soak up the skyline.


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

Directions

Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M4, M6, M12 or M13Montparnasse - Bienvenüe0 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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Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5

5 Star Rating Went twice to the top of the tower to see the fantastic views at night and during the day. Rollerskated for 2 hours on the rooftop. Fabulous!

snezhana Anderon - 17 days ago

4 Star Rating Tour Montparnasse, 210 meters high. Views are spectacular. At the top you can sit back in comfortable chairs, purchase and sip champagne. You can't do that at the Eiffel Tower.

W R Edwards - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Stunning view over Paris, which is equally as tall as the Eiffel Tower. There's interactive touchscreens which explain the Paris skyline, and stairs to the very top. There's a little gap in the glass as well to take better quality pictures. Great to visit in the day and night, although at €17 entry, it's a little pricey.

Rob Unwin - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Dated but amazing. The queues here are probably the shortest seen in Paris and the views without a doubt the best. It just feels so 80's though and not in a good way...

Fishie Fish - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Got there near closing time, but they still let me in. Was able to get a full-size tripod and DSLR through security with no problems. The observation deck gave a fantastic view of Paris, but the glass screens make it awkward for photographers. The ticket was 17 euro which isn't bad value.

Simon Martin - 1 month ago

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