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: $22.61 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
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
|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
Great views of Paris and in my opinion a much better bet than spending hours in line to get up the Eiffel. Also had a simple coffee shop setup to recharge urself before you head out to the city again.
Angad chhatwal - 1 day ago
Very nice view over Paris from the top of this tower. If I was to go again I would go just as they were turning the eiffell tower lights on as this would give a spectacular view of the Eiffel tower.
James Hooper - 15 days ago
The line to get back to the ground floor was very long. They were only using one elevator at the time of the visit. Worth to mention that it was a super fast ride to the top: 38 seconds!
D Velasquez - 21 days ago
I loved the view. The lift was very fast and I felt quite comfortable. Nice staff and be prepared to be taken a photo of when arriving at 56th floor.
Anna Schrader - 27 days ago
You get a great view over Paris from up here no doubt. However all of the glass and security fence is overkill. There is only a small opening in the glass windows where you can get your camera out and take pictures. Which means you can not include your self or anybody else without having the dirty glass within the picture. I understand the security needs to be high. But seriously this is way to much. I have to say I'm very disappointed by this.
Jannik Munch Wagner - 1 month ago