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Montparnasse Tower, Paris

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Paris' only skyscraper, Montparnasse Tower rises 210 m (689 ft) into the sky. While the majority of the tower contains offices, it’s also home to a mall where you'll find gift shops and restaurants. Take the elevator to the top floor and walk up the rest of the stairs to the panoramic terrace that contains a permanent exhibition with panels that present Paris and interactive markers, plus a cafe, a gift shop, and floor-to-ceiling windows with 360-degree views of the city. This tower is not as tall as the Eiffel Tower, so you’ll view things that aren’t as easily seen from such great heights. With our custom trip planner, Paris attractions like Montparnasse Tower can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This 1970’s office block set on a hill is the tallest building in Paris. At present the facade has the Olympic Rings and a 2 and 4 that look like a child’s drawing of the Eiffel Tower, this is all par...  more »
  • Fantastic 360 degree views of Paris with a cheaper price tag than the Eiffel Tower. We went on a very clear night and even got to see the Eiffel Tower light show which was incredible. However, I was a...  more »
  • You will go to the 56th floor first which has a restaurant. But be sure to go to the terrace on the top floor to get better views and pictures! (Note: you will have to climb some stairs). There's is a...  more »
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  • You get a great view over Paris from up here no doubt. However all of the glass and security fence is overkill. There is only a small opening in the glass windows where you can get your camera out and take pictures. Which means you can not include your self or anybody else without having the dirty glass within the picture. I understand the security needs to be high. But seriously this is way to much. I have to say I'm very disappointed by this.
  • Highly recommend! The best place to get the full view of all of Paris - Eiffel Tower included. It does tend to get quite busy during sunset as everyone goes to get their pictures so be sure to be there early. Also try to stay until the Eiffel Tower lights up, it's truly magical. They claim to have the fastest elevator in Europe as well.
  • It's a cool attraction. The view is impressive. Personally, I didn't find it was on the ''must see'' of Paris... But it's still cool. If you have time to go, it's fun but if you are limited, personally I would pass.
  • Please don't waste your time or money on a trip to the top of this sad dilapidated bland tower. There are much better views from atop "real" monuments all across the city. The cost was very expensive for a simple elevator ride and the cafe area was lacking in many ways.
  • Beautiful view of the full city with the Eiffel Tower included - definitely recommend visiting at sunset, it's gorgeous. Best unobstructed views are from the top platform, but make sure to get there early as people don't tend to move around as much during the sunset.