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: $27.16 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 NowHours 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
360 view of Paris was fantastic. There’s the indoor sky deck and then you can go to the roof and it has 360 degrees view of Paris. There’s small cafe and shop. I went about an hour before sunset and it was beautiful to see Paris lighting up as it got dark. I was able to see Eiffel Tower sparkle on the hour. Well worth it, obviously go on a clear day.
Kyle Riesner - 3 days ago
Little bit of luxury if you want it. The restaurant is located on the 52nd floor of the Montparnasse Tower and has fantastic views. The restaurant is only a 180 degree view and the observation tower is 360 degrees. You need to go at night time to see Paris light up like a Christmas tree and watch the Eiffel Tower glitter as it puts it magical light show on. The skyscraper is dead opposite the Eiffel Tower so you can see it easily. In my opinion it's better to go to this restaurant than it is to go to the Eiffel Tower restaurant. At least you can see it. You can go to the champagne bar and sit in a window, watching Paris go by and this is free of charge, or, you can go for food. We opted for drinks only as we had been sight-seeing all day. Not many people know about this so it's definitely worth going whilst it's still quite unknown.
Naomi Hyett - 7 days ago
The best spot to have a panorama of the city! Try to visit it at night with a clear sky... you'll be amazed by everything you're able to view. You can see the twinkling light of the Tour Eiffel very well. The view itself is luch better than the view from the Tour Eiffel.
Raf Coekaerts - 12 days ago
Better go here than the Eiffel itself. You'd want to photograph the Eiffel rather than being on the Eiffel. Place is also not as crowded as Eiffel. Entrance is not through the main doors. You can enter by the door near the stairs beside the main entrance. Killer features are though, the incredibly friendly staff that are stationed there. They understand the difficulties of non guided travellers, and help you nicely.
Wendy Prasna - 14 days ago