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: Free entry with the Paris Pass.

Currently Closed

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

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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 4.4 out of 5Montparnasse Tower Star Rating

5 Star Rating Wonderful place to visit in Paris. They have two type of entry tickets 1. Single entry 2. Day and night (in this type of ticket you can go there 2 times within 48 hours and can experience both day view and night view of the city). This place is super amazing, it gives you a view of whole Paris including Eiffel Tower, it have 59 floors with a cafeteria. *They also have discounts for Students but for that you have to show them your student ID card.

Rajat Kaulwin - 12 days ago

4 Star Rating Beautiful skyline! I bet there are huge lines over the summer to get to the top. I've visited in November and didn't have to wait longer than 5 minutes. Definitely worth it, especially in the evening to see the Eiffel Tower glowing when a full hour strikes on the clock.

Ela Wróblewska - 20 days ago

5 Star Rating On top of the tower you will have an amazing 360 view of Paris and surrounding areas. Personally I especially liked the night/dark visit. There is a lot of room and it is not very busy (at least in January). The staff is friendly and the cafe is okay.

Stefan van der Woude - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Great place to see the while of Paris and the Eiffel tower. You can get some great views and great photo opportunity! Cafe with food and drinks too. Some interactive experiences and also room to sit and relax. I went at 8pm and it was very quiet.

Aaron Moseley - 1 month ago

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Views from the top of Tour Montparnasse

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