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: $26.45 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.
Currently ClosedHours 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 from here. After a busy day walking the streets it was nice to sit down with a coffee and custard tart to replenish the energy levels. We managed to enjoy the views before the rain came in - which also made for interesting watching. It was also nice to get away from the crowds at other locations.
Geraldine D - 16 days ago
Great views. We really enjoyed night views and sparkling lighthouse style of Eiffel tower. Plus viewing terrace glass barriers are nicely designed to allow taking photos comfortably without breaking rules including tripod use.
Hynek Tuček - 22 days ago
Even though the entrance is quite expensive it is worth to come here. The elevator is very fast (38 seconds to hte top). The view from the terrace on the top of the building is such amazing. You have an astonishing view over Paris. For photographers I recommend to come early to see the golden and blue hour. The visit is one of my favourite highlights of this great city.
Johannes - 1 month ago
A spectacular view of Paris with the Eiffel Tower in it. It's great that it has a covered area as well as the top floor that is open. It makes it a perfect attraction for all weathers. 360° panoramic views with trampolines on top (Nov, 17) and binoculars you can pay to use. If you've visited Paris before and already gone up the Eiffel Tower and don't want to go again, I'd recommend Montparnasse Tower.
Georgia May - 1 month ago
Awesome spot. Fantastic views of Paris, better than the Eiffel Tower as you can actually see the tower itself. The food options are great and also not too expensive. The open rooftop area is great and when they have trampolines open, going on them on top of the building is a fantastic once in a lifetime opportunity that is not to be missed. We stayed up here for around 3 hours so that we could see Paris at day and at night and it could of been longer. A must visit for all tourists.
Joe Fisher - 2 months ago