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: From: $22.49 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Montparnasse Tower 56th Floor Observation Deck

Admire the most beautiful views of Paris, take in the very best view of the Eiffel Tower and everything else Paris has to offer on the amazing 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower. Take Europe's fastest elevator up to the top of the tower and prepare to be inspired as Paris stretches out before you.  Not sure when to go ? Don’t worry, you can use the ticket anytime up to December 31, 2016 !


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

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 4.3 out of 5

2 Star Rating 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 - 4 days ago

4 Star Rating It's a cool attraction. The view is impressive. Personally, I didn't find it was on the ''must see'' of Paris... But it's still cool. If you have time to go, it's fun but if you are limited, personally I would pass.

Elie Bertrand - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful view of the full city with the Eiffel Tower included - definitely recommend visiting at sunset, it's gorgeous. Best unobstructed views are from the top platform, but make sure to get there early as people don't tend to move around as much during the sunset.

Keegan Balcom - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Highly recommend! The best place to get the full view of all of Paris - Eiffel Tower included. It does tend to get quite busy during sunset as everyone goes to get their pictures so be sure to be there early. Also try to stay until the Eiffel Tower lights up, it's truly magical. They claim to have the fastest elevator in Europe as well.

Natalya Rampersad - 3 months ago

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