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

3 Star Rating Honestly, the wait and the 12 euro student rate for something that boring is a bit ludicrous. La tour Eiffel Is better seen from the Trocadéro. Everything else is better seen up close or by other means. The service people were nice though.

Sailesh Partheeban - 30 days ago

5 Star Rating This is the place to visit when in Paris and in need of a view of the city. Best observatory out there. Hardly any people compared to Eiffel, and you get a better view as you can see it.

Daniel Levison - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating Fantastic vantage point to view Paris. Two levels one inside the other two levels up via stairs to the open viewing deck on the roof of the Tower. Great views at night as well to see the Eiffel tower illuminated.

Cliff Morham - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating Hand-down the best view of Paris. If you think the one you get from the eiffel tower is good, came and check this one out. Just a shame it's not in a very pretty neighbourhood.

Filipe Martins - 5 months ago

5 Star Rating Highly recommend as an alternative to the Eiffel Tower and if the weather's clear. Go near sunset and to the open air terrace (59th floor) where you will be treated with fantastic panoramic views of Paris. The Montparnasse Tower website is offering a 10% off discount for July 2016 if booked online, and the tickets can be used at any time thru Sept 30 2016!

Carina dC - 6 months ago

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