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Montparnasse Tower (Tour Montparnasse)
A key element of Paris’ skyline, the Montparnasse Tower (Tour Montparnasse) stands in monolithic, modern contrast to the Hausmannian boulevards below. Debuted in 1973, the tower was France’s tallest building for decades; its stark look has caused controversy since its unveiling. Even still, there’s no arguing with the panoramic views visitors can glean from its observation deck.

The Basics
Designed by architects Eugène Beaudouin, Urbain Cassan, and Louis de Hoÿm de Marien, the 59-story Montparnasse Tower irrevocably altered the Paris cityscape. Following its construction, the city levied a ban on new buildings exceeding seven stories; while that stricture has been relaxed somewhat in recent years, the tower still stands out from the rest of the city.

Its looks may not inspire rapturous praise, but its views certainly do. The building’s observation deck includes both indoor and outdoor viewing areas. From its heights, most of the City of Light can be glimpsed, from the Eiffel Tower to Sacré Coeur and beyond. Various ticket packages cater to individual visitors and groups; you can also explore Montparnasse Tower on a private Paris tour or glimpsed it in passing on a hop-on hop-off bus tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Montparnasse Tower’s observation deck is poised 656 feet (200 meters) above street level, and the elevator that ferries visitors to the top is among the fastest in Europe.
  • The observation deck is equipped with interactive kiosks and touchscreens that will help you spot key Paris landmarks.
  • Two-entry tickets to the Montparnasse Tower, available for a small additional fee, let visitors take in both daytime and evening skyline views.
  • The tower’s gourmet restaurant, le Ciel de Paris (the Paris Sky), is the highest panoramic eatery in town.

How to Get There
The Montparnasse Tower, located in the 15th arrondissement, is just adjacent to the Gare Montparnasse: one of Paris’ largest train stations, which is served by numerous train lines, including the TGV. It also stands above the Montparnasse – Bienvenüe Métro station, which is accessible by lines 4, 6, 12, and 13.

When to Get There
The Montparnasse Tower is open to visitors seven days a week, 365 days per year, from 9:30am–11:30pm. If you can, avoid visiting during foggy or rainy days, or times of low visibility. Sunny days and neon-lit evenings both offer top-notch sightseeing potential.

What’s Next for the Montparnasse Tower
It’s true that the Montparnasse Tower’s looks are oft-maligned, but that’s poised to change. Inspired by the 2024 Paris Olympics, the tower’s facade will undergo a complete renovation in the coming years that promises to give it contemporary flair.
Address: Avenue du Maine, Paris 75015, France
Admission: Varies
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Montparnasse Tower 56th Floor Observation Deck Entry Ticket

Montparnasse Tower 56th Floor Observation Deck Entry Ticket

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Enjoy the best panoramic views from the 56th floor observation deck of the Montparnasse Tower. Europe’s fastest elevator whisks you up to the open-air rooftop of this modern skyscraper for unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, and other famous landmarks. Plan a trip during twilight for an aerial perspective of the glittering City of Lights, and upgrade to sip a glass of Champagne at the rooftop bar.
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Gain admission to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you access the best the French capital has to offer, such as the Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy entrance to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, and Centre Pompidou. Make the most of a 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour, Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, and unlimited public transport with the included travelcard. Choose from a 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-day pass; guidebook and map included.
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Open Tour Paris: Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour by Day & Night

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Discover the beauty of Paris with this comprehensive Hop-On-Hop-Off tour. Choose from 4 routes with 38 stops all over the city. Set your own pace and hop off at major attractions like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, and Montmartre, spending as much time as you like in each place. Opt for a 1.5-hour night tour to see the sights of Paris illuminated.
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See Paris from multiple perspectives with this intimate tour of Paris. Your guide will take you from your hotel to the River Seine, where you'll hop aboard a river cruise for an hour of sightseeing. You'll then head to the Eiffel Tower, where you'll skip the lines and head straight up to the second floor. Your last stop is historic Montmartre, where you'll get to wander old streets and take in Paris views from the iconic Sacré Coeur Basilica.
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Pair a guided tour of illuminated Paris with skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower for an unforgettable night of sightseeing. Wind through the City of Lights aboard a comfortable minibus and admire the lit-up Seine’s riverbanks, Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysées, the Louvre, Ile de Cité, and Opera House. Learn about the history of Paris from a knowledgeable driver-guide. Then, enjoy quick entry into the Eiffel Tower up to the second floor and marvel at the panoramas. Round-trip transport from your Paris hotel is included.
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Get an insider’s perspective on Paris with a private walking tour of your favorite neighborhood. Learn local history, discover tucked-away treasures and get the scoop on the best places to eat, shop and explore. Take your pick of diverse neighborhoods including Montmartre, Eiffel Tower/Champs-Elysées, St-Germain-des-Prés, Marais/Bastille, Opéra/Louvre, Montparnasse or Panthéon/Latin Quarter. Enjoy the full attention of a private guide, who will customize your tour based on your interests and preferred pace.
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