Tour Montparnasse 56 Observatory

By Jodi R, Germany, August 2011

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Tour Montparnasse 56 Observatory gives the most spectacular view of the city of lights, offering a restaurant and a terrace on the top floor complete with a helipad for those special visits. The enclosed observatory has a bar serving drinks and snacks, souvenirs and telescopes, while the open-air terrace is reached by 65 stairs and is open to the sun and rain with magnificent evening views of the city at sunset.

Enjoy the panoramic views over Paris from the 56th floor of the only skyscraper in the city centre, as you find landmarks and trace your own route around the city from an entirely different perspective. Watch the planes taking off from Orly Airport, and look across with a clear view to the Eiffel Tower, or watch the guard rail being lowered for a helicopter to land.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Paris Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in ParisPhoto courtesy of Taxiarchos228 via Wikimedia Commons.

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