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. Put Montparnasse Tower into our Paris itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The tower itself is not pretty and somehow "hits" the Parisian skyline, but it undoubtedly provides the best 360° views of Paris, including a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower. My suggestion: don't go up in the Eiffel-she is beautiful and deserves to be seen from all angles, but does not offer the best view of the city. Up here you don't see the Montparnasse, but everything else ...:-)
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  • It was really surprising how easy it is to get to this place. Tour Montparnasse offers the best view of Paris, one that includes the Eiffel Tower and there are almost no queues to get into the 59 stor...  more »
  • The view is beautiful, the eiffel tower is seen. I recommend going at night to see the city lights. The elevator is very fast!
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  • Wonderful stop by suggestion of our hotel owner. We tried it before the Eiffel Tower. No lines, no crowds, amazing view even on a cloudy day. Lots of information screens on the enclosed 56th floor, but absolutely worth the effort to walk the 3 floors to the open observation deck. Often they have rollerskating or other fun activities on the deck, as well as a champagne bar, but it had been snowing the day we visited, so the deck was largely empty. Kids under 12 are free - bonus! Definitely worth it!
  • Better go here than the Eiffel itself. You'd want to photograph the Eiffel rather than being on the Eiffel. Place is also not as crowded as Eiffel. Entrance is not through the main doors. You can enter by the door near the stairs beside the main entrance. Killer features are though, the incredibly friendly staff that are stationed there. They understand the difficulties of non guided travellers, and help you nicely.
  • The best spot to have a panorama of the city! Try to visit it at night with a clear sky... you'll be amazed by everything you're able to view. You can see the twinkling light of the Tour Eiffel very well. The view itself is luch better than the view from the Tour Eiffel.
  • Easily the best views you can get of Paris. I can't describe the feelings you get when you see the sights. You queue up (we went about 4:45pm and it was pretty quiet but then got extremely busy whilst we were waiting). We opted to buy tickets whilst we were in line on the phone and we got in quick. You then wait in a lineinside (just for the lift up to the top floor) and it takes around 30 seconds to reach the top. Your ears will actually begin to feel like you are on a plane it's that tall! Once at the top, you reach a lobby and you can climb two more flights to what is easily the best views you will ever get of paris. YOU WILL NEED TO SEE IT FOR YOURSELF TO TRULY UNDERSTAND. Once at the top you can see everything and it's beautiful. Great places for photos, great tourist information points and even a small bar. Easily better than the view from the Eiffel Tower and it's cheaper....much cheaper.
  • Great view of Paris from high up. Nothing extraordinary but why miss the chance if you visit Paris (having spent air ticket etc), at least you can say you have done that. Place is well connected to metro station so easy to get to by train. Have a look at my posted pics for what you can expect to see.

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