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: Yes.

Address: 33 Av. du Maine, 75015 Paris, France

Tour Montparnasse Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating We visited this tower a while back and enjoyed our experience from the top—having a fantastic view of this beautiful city of Paris! We traveled to other cities and visited their observation decks, but undoubtedly, this is one of the best. The view was breathtaking and unobstructed. I highly recommend visiting the tower and hope your experience is as unforgettable as ours!
Patrick Min - a month ago

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5 Star Rating It's nice that you can see the city from inside where is nice and warm. You have great view of the eiffel tower. There is a bar inside also. Over all great. If you wish you can go on the rooftop. There are also windows so you have a great unobstructed view and not that much wind 😉
onlygreen - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Highly recommended! We couldn't find tickets for the Eiffel Tower so we decided to visit the Montparnasse Tower as we heard you can see the whole of Paris from there. It's not too crowded, there's a bar and a souvenir shop and we got to see the Eiffel Tower lightning up at 10pm. Really cool!
Annalisa Buontempo - a week ago

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4 Star Rating The price is quite high (25 EUR) but you get a really nice view over the city. We were there on a sunday afternoon and it did not have a lot of people. As long as it is not crowded, it is worth visiting the tower. You can access two floors: the top floor with a cafeteria and the roof where you can enjoy the sun, while you are wind shielded due to large glass windows. It has gaps between the glass windows, so you can still make perfect pictures.
Michael Burkhard - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Booked tickets in advance on their website and went mid-morning. Easy to get to on the metro. Hard to miss the tower when you come up the steps! Cannot recommend highly enough. The view is spectacular. Two floors. One inside and then you can make your way to the top floor, which is uncovered. Gift shop and small cafe.
Hayley Perks - 2 months ago

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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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