Montparnasse Tower Overview

Standing at a whopping height of 689 feet, Montparnasse Tower is the only skyscraper in Paris. It offers some astounding panoramic views of the entire city from the 56th and 59th observation floors. You should definitely visit this tower on a clear day to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking views across the capital, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dam, and Sacré Coeur..

Montparnasse Tower has got everything that makes it an ideal place to start and end your day with. It offers a spectacular 360-degree view of the entire city of Paris. Especially, the 56th and 59th observation floors of the Montparnasse Tower offer a stunning view in almost all directions.

The tower has got its name after the Greek mountain – Mount Parnassus and is currently known as the gigantic skyscraper of Paris. Within a flash of 38 seconds, you will be elevated from the bottom, right up to the indoor observatory in the tower through Europe’s fastest elevator. On the 56th floor, you have various films, viewpoints, and interactive activities, all awaiting your presence.

The observatory on the 59th floor of this gigantic tower is much more enjoyable. And why not? Standing 210 meters from the streets, this 59th-floor observatory offers more pristine and breath-taking views of the city. Apart from this, the newly opened panoramic rooftop terrace features a phenomenal window to give you a lustrous Parisian panorama. Make your visit to this iconic large tower even more better with our Europe trip packages, promising a memorable and enjoyable journey through the city's skyline.

Do not forget to pack your DSLR while visiting here. The views of the Sacré Coeur, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower from here are simply amazing. And you are surely going to thank the Montparnasse for blessing you with ample memories to carry forward for the years to come.

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• Witness the remarkable views of the entire city from the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower.
• Spot the iconic attractions of the City of Love, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dam, and Sacré Coeur.
• Take an elevator ride to the 56th floor of the tower within the flash of 36 seconds.
• Watch a lustrous Parisian panorama from the remarkable window of the newly opened rooftop terrace at the Montparnasse Tower.
• Catch hold of the splendid sunset views from the top of the capital city in the Montparnasse Tower.
• Get a chance to know about the stunning monuments of Paris in-depth through touch screens and virtual reality kiosks.
• Relish a glass of champagne with your beloved one on a date night at the top of the City of Love.
• Grab an opportunity to view the Eiffel Tower at night as it looks even more beautiful when twinkling with lights under the dark sky.Click Here To Book Now: Montparnasse Tower Tickets ParisMust Read : Paris Museums

How To Reach

Paris airport is located at a distance of 35.8 km from the Montparnasse Tower. Here’s how you can travel

  • Option 1: Take a train from the Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 TGV to Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame. Once you get down, you can then take a bus ride to drop you to the Gare Montparnasse.

Overall time – 1 hour and 2 minutes.

  • Option 2: Board a train from the Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 TGV to drop you directly at the Gare Montparnasse. 

Overall time – 1 hour 01 minutes

  • Option 3: Take a bus ride from Paris - Aéroport Roissy CDG T2 to Paris - Gare Montparnasse.

Overall time – 01 hours and 04 minutes

  • Option 4: If you prefer to travel all alone, you can opt for a hired cab ride between Paris CDG Airport to Gare Montparnasse. 

Overall time – 31 minutes

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Best Time To Visit

Although you can visit the Montparnasse Tower throughout the year, the best time to visit the attraction is during sunset time as you get a chance to witness the beautiful golden tone of light across the sky from 200 meters above the ground level. You must reach at least half an hour before sunset to allow yourself extra time to get to the top of the tower and enjoy the sunset from its observation deck. Apart from the sunset, you can witness the spectacular views of the capital city in the sparkling lights of the night. The beauty of the Eiffel Tower at night is another thing that you must see on your visit to Montparnasse Tower during this time.

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Other Essential Information

Location: 33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France.

Timings: You can plan your visit to the Montparnasse Tower at any point of the year as it is open for 365 days. Here’s a brief about its operational timings.

From 1st of April until 30th of September – 09:30 am to 11:30 pm.

From 1st of October until 31st of March – 09:30 am to 11:30 pm (Sunday to Thursday) and

09:30 am to 11:00 pm (Friday to Saturday).

If you are visiting late, make sure to be there at least an hour before its official closure timings as the last elevator ride closes down precisely 30 minutes before the official closing time.

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Fun Facts about Montparnasse Tower

1. Although the Montparnasse Tower is highly appreciated by the tourists, the Parisian themselves seem not to be much fond of it.

2. It is the second tallest skyscraper within the frontiers of France. For almost 40 years, the tower remained to be the tallest skyscraper in France.

3. With its construction work beginning from 1969 and lasting until 1973, the Montparnasse tower is highly acknowledged to be the oldest towers of Paris.

4. To ensure complete entertainment and relaxation of all its visitors, the tower has got a self-owned restaurant on its top. Although it has got a short menu, it promises you with a mouth-watering French treat.

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Places to Eat Near Montparnasse Tower

1. Le Ciel de Paris Restaurant: Le Ciel de Paris Restaurant offers some traditional French cuisines blended with the modernized trends making your business meet a special one for you and your colleagues.

Reach here early morning to start your day with a delicious breakfast treat of hazelnut coffee and croissant. Besides, they do have an extensive and specific collection of wines to make your cocktail evening a more endearing one.

2. Le Paris Montparnasse: This is a cafe cum restaurant located close to the Montparnasse Tower where you can enjoy a healthy business discussion with a refreshing cup of coffee. The place is open on all 7 days of the week. You can start your meal here with a fresh green bean salad and later move on to the grilled sea bass fillet which is their specialty.

They do serve some delicious varieties of pastas and beef preparations. In the end, you can pick your favorite dessert or a drink to complete your meal. They have both red and white wine varieties and champagne types.

3. Le Clos Y:  Le Clos Y is known for its Japanese baguettes and French cutlery within an air conditioned ambiance. The place is quite comfortable for the disabled people to have access through it. You can even reserve a lounge to enjoy your private meals with your family, friends, relatives or to schedule a private celebration here.

4. Les Fauves Restaurant: Les Fauves Restaurant serves some of the most exceptional quality homemade preparations of delicious French cuisines. This place is equally popular for its charcoal made foods.

It is a Parisian neo-bistro which is open for all days of the week, right from 07:00 am in the morning until midnight. On Sundays and special French holidays, you could enjoy a luxurious brunch treat here.

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Places to Stay Near Montparnasse Tower

1. Hôtel Le Littré: This hotel has been run by the same family now for three consecutive generations. You have a wide array of room selection options here – standard room; standard single room; superior room; triple superior room; deluxe room; deluxe family room; and an excellent room with Eiffel tower view.

The hotel features a unique tranquil atmospheric setting where you have myriads of services to make it a comfortable stay for you. They do have their own in-house bar where you can pop in a glass of your favorite drink for the entire day. The place is also accessible for a person with a disability.

2. Best Western Hôtel Aramis Saint-Germain: This is a charming hotel that is known for its authentic and modernized comfort and extensive services like free high-speed Wi-Fi, fully air-conditioning system, and a soundproof stay. The place is well-connected to the three main metro lines of Montparnasse, Saint Placide, and Rennes.

The staff working here ensures that every single nook and corner of the hotel is regularly embellished, and all their rooms are well-refined to feature a contemporary atmosphere.

3. Novotel Paris Centre Gare Montparnasse: This hotel is located close to the Montparnasse TGV station and is known to offer both professional and leisure spaces. It has got its own bar, a fitness center, 4 business meeting rooms, and a large spacious business center.

If you have any critical business event lined up in a couple of months, take this opportunity to plan it at the rooftop terrace of the Novotel Paris Centre Gare Montparnasse’s Conference Suite.

4. Hôtel Vacances Bleues Villa Modigliani: This hotel is a one-stop destination for all your cozy vacation needs. There are rooms here for all – single rooms, standard rooms, and family rooms. They have got two restaurants and late-night bars to take sufficient care of all the entertainment requirements of the guests.

Apart from this, the hotel staff offers kiosks and excursion services to all their guests to enjoy a cozy Paris tour. You can even rent their seminar rooms for all your seminars and other business events.

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Traveler's tips before visiting Montparnasse Tower

1. If possible, try to visit the Montparnasse Tower just before the time the sun is about to set as both the observatories here offer some stunning panoramic views of the Paris city with the sunset in its backdrop.

2. Remember to carry your DSLRs with you to capture some phenomenal views of the surroundings.

3. You can either reach here by Metro 4 or 6 or 12 or 13, which stops right at the Montparnasse Metro Station.

4. The tower is located at a walk of 40 minutes from the Eiffel Tower. This makes it easier for you to cover two different landmarks of Paris in a single day. 

5. The tower is open for the visitors according to its seasonal timings. It is recommended to take a look at its official website before planning a visit here.

6. If time permits, do stay at the tower until it darkens out there. The night light show at the Eiffel Tower is a pure delight for a wandering artistic eye. Many tourists have acknowledged the worth of Montparnasse tower as a perfect point to watch and capture the night beauty of the Eiffel Tower.

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Point of Interest for Montparnasse Tower
Experience one of the fastest lifts

Experience one of the fastest lifts

 There are 25 lifts and 5 service elevators in the Montparnasse Tower. You can experience one of the fastest lifts on your visit to the attraction that takes you to the top of the tower in just 36 seconds. It is indeed a spectacular experience to reach the top of the tower within a flash of seconds, and you would not feel any difference while being inside the lift.

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Enjoy a 360-degree view of the city

Enjoy a 360-degree view of the city

Located in the city center, the Montparnasse Tower offers unique and breathtaking views of the beautiful city of Paris from 200 meters above ground level. You can relish the beauty of the 360-degree view of the entire city, including famous attractions like the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Sacré Coeur, Notre Dam, Les Invalides, the Panthéon, and Montmartre

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Experience the beautiful sunset

Experience the beautiful sunset

If you want to experience the romantic atmosphere of the City of Love, you can reach the top of the Montparnasse Tower and watch the beautiful sunset with your loved one. The gorgeous golden tone of light spreading across the sky is a beautiful sight to behold and cherish the moment for a lifetime.

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Display of 185 archival photographs

Display of 185 archival photographs

The Montparnasse Tower offers a splendid display of 185 archival photographs. Each of these photographs talks about the architectural symbolism of towers throughout the globe. It lets you dive deeper into the world of skyscrapers and understand the beauty of plenty of skyscrapers on the entire planet.

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Montparnasse Tower FAQs

What is Montparnasse Tower used for?

The Montparnasse Tower used to be a famous hub for the writers and poets of The School of Paris who visited this place to rent out or buy cheap housing and studios. It is now home to the highest restaurant in Europe named Le Ciel de Paris. People also flock to this tower to get a glimpse of the stunning views of the entire city from 200 meters above ground level.

Is Montparnasse tower worth visiting?

Yes, Montparnasse Tower is definitely worth visiting as it is not only famous for its 360 observation deck but also the gorgeous views and photo opportunities from its rooftop. The glimpse of the Eiffel Tower at night is another remarkable sight that is worth enjoying from the top of the Montparnasse Tower.

What is inside Montparnasse Tower?

The Montparnasse Tower is home to the largest restaurant in Europe named Le Ciel de Paris, boutiques, cafes, conference halls, a terrace, and a free display of 185 archival photographs. Apart from these, you will also find the fastest elevator in the Montparnasse Tower that takes you to the top of the tower in a flash of 36 seconds.

What famous landmark can you see from the Montparnasse Tower?

From the enclosed observation deck and the open-air roof terrace on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower, you can spot famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Sacré Coeur, Notre Dam, Les Invalides, the Panthéon, and Montmartre. Among all, the Eiffel Tower is a must-see landmark from the attraction at night.

Is Montparnasse Tower open to the public?

Yes, the Montparnasse Tower is open to the public between 9.30 am and 11 pm between April and September, and 9.30 am to 10.30 pm between Sunday and Tuesday and until 11 pm on Friday, Saturday, and eve of public holidays between October and March. The last entry is allowed no later than half an hour before the closing time of the attraction.

Montparnasse Tower Reviews

Nasser 05
Reviewed: 21 May 2024
Jiaxuan Ye Lin
Reviewed: 28 Nov 2022
Everything was amazing
Pooja Sharma
Reviewed: 21 Jun 2022
I will never forget the exceptional views of Paris that I got from the observation deck of the Montparnasse Tower. I am grateful to the executives at Thrillophilia who suggested me to go to this place.
Amit Mankikar
Reviewed: 06 May 2022
I bought tickets to the beautiful Montparnasse Tower on the advice of a friend. It was an incredible experience to watch the 360° panorama of the Paris skyline from a height of 200 meters. The views of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre Museum were spectacular. We went there in th... Read More
Bhaanumati Khan
Reviewed: 12 Feb 2022
The Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck is a site I truly adore since it's the greatest spot to kick back, relax, and have a good time. From above, we took in a magnificent perspective of the city. We chatted with other travelers in the spacious space in the center, making new acquaintances. Thanks ... Read More
Shashi Panicker
Reviewed: 12 Feb 2020
The view from the place is one I cannot forget. We got the tickets from Thrillophilia without any hassle. A member of the sales team, Abhinav, provided us with great tips on visiting the place. The all-around experience was more than satisfactory for me and my family.

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