La Tour Montparnasse 56 – Observation Tower – Paris, France


Although it’s very romantic to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, and you’ll probably have it on the top of your what-to-do-in-Paris list, it’s not the best place to get great panoramic views of the city. that honor goes to the highest building in the city center – Tour (tower) Montparnasse.

Montparnasse is a regular office block except it is 56 floors high, has 7,200 windows, covers a total of 13.28km² in floor space and has an observation deck and open roof terrace at the top.

Paris tower

Visitors whizz up to the 56th floor in an elevator which takes under 40 seconds to reach the top. There are 6 freight elevators and an additional 25 elevators for guests. The Panorama Floor is an indoor observation deck with the usual gift store, cafe and information about the surrounding views. From here you can get a 360° view of Paris including the Eiffel Tower, Sacre-Coeur and the Pompidou centre. here you can get a photo of the Eiffel Tower together with the city beneath it. The observation deck is 210 meters off the ground but you can go up even further by stairs to the roof terrace.

Price: Adults – €13.5; 16-20 year olds – €10.5; 7-15 year olds €8 and under 7 year olds enter for free.

Open Hours:

1st April – 30th September : 9:30am to 11:30pm.

1st October – 31st March : Sunday to Thursday 9:30am to 10:30pm and  Friday to Saturday 9:30am to 11:30pm.

Location: 33 Avenue du Maine

Metro: Montparnasse-Bienvenue Station


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3 Responses to La Tour Montparnasse 56 – Observation Tower – Paris, France

  1. Naveen May 14, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    We learned there is a fabulous view in Paris without having to wait hours in line at the Tower. The Arc has access to the top, where the views of the city are amazing!

  2. Lasantha May 14, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Absolutely beautiful views of Paris! From the top, you can see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and many more. Though if you have the Paris Pass, make sure you use it! There are no signs advertising that you can use The Pass there, but it saves a few euros!

  3. Tooloo May 18, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    At least with this place you get the Eiffel Tower in your photos

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