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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
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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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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 AttractionsSightseeing Passes

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Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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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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  • 6 days
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Open Tour Paris: Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour by Day & NightHop-on Hop-off Tours

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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Intimate Paris Tour including Montmartre , Eiffel Tower & CruisePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Intimate Paris Tour including Montmartre , Eiffel Tower & Cruise

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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Paris Small-Group Tour : Evening Minibus Tour and Eiffel Tower with Skip-the-Line EntryCultural Tours

Paris Small-Group Tour : Evening Minibus Tour and Eiffel Tower with Skip-the-Line Entry

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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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Private orientation tour. Top attractions & hidden gems around your hotelCultural Tours

Private orientation tour. Top attractions & hidden gems around your hotel

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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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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Paris

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Worth the buy
Wjumaal2019a
, Oct 2019
A must for 2 or more days in Paris. The hop on hop off bus tour gets you around the city to all the attractions The museum pass, attraction pass, and transportation pass make it easy to see all of Paris Worth the extra money to get an extra day on the hop on hopoff bus.
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Skip the Line
Compass797692
, Oct 2019
This pass is well we worth the value. The bus ride is good and education. The skip the line museum passes save so much CV h time. I recommend this, especially to first time visitors tut ors to Paris.
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Tower visit
Henry K
, Oct 2019
View was outstanding. Went on Sunday mid day. Absolutely no wait. Not sure if always like this. Had lunch, spent about an hour including the roof top area.
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Average
honeyapril14
, Oct 2019
This City pass was useful, if it was explained perfectly. Not all of the hop on hop off buses doesn’t have the live tour guide. And when you ask some of them can’t answer you.
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Ride around Paris
Diane L
, Oct 2019
The audio guide was fairly informative. However we passed numerous monuments and amazing looking buildings that could have been described.
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Highly recommended
apollox9
, Aug 2019
This pass is very well worth it. I was able to get into Louvre museum and other attractions with no hassle at all. I just wish the Big Hop on Hop Off Tour was nice to me.
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Great, knowledgeable for guide!!
Scott D
, Jul 2019
Great, knowledgeable for guide!! We thoroughly enjoyed the bus tour. Our guide was able to introduce us to so many of the attractions that we later visited during our trip.
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Our Paris visit
Road67031292937
, Jul 2019
2 couples traveling purchased 4 Paris passes online. What wasn't clearly explained was the need to visit your store to pick up the passes. Being unfamiliar with Paris we spoke to a Big Bus driver showing him our vouchers, he kindly dropped us off at the store without charge. We used the passes on several occasions, but were extremely disappointed they did not provide us with "pass the queue" access at Versailles - our queue time was just under 3 hours!! We were not informed at any stage of the voucher purchase process that during our visit dates, most attractions would be closed on "Labour Day" in France, thus restricting our choices. Our experience in Paris leads us to conclude that the so called "benefits" of the Pass were not achieved.
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There was good and not good.
OnAir30682373576
, Jun 2019
We appreciate the kind and informative individuals who explained and went in detail about specifics for our days in Paris. Versailles was amazing but we were not granted skip the line and we had to pay $10 to enter the gardens. We went to another museum that did not allow us to skip the line. There were some frustrating moments but in the end we did save money.

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