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Tour Montparnasse

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Address: 33 avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France
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Description: Discover Paris like you never seen it before ! The top of the...
Discover Paris like you never seen it before ! The top of the Montparnasse Tower has everything to make it the ideal place to start or end your stay in Paris: discover every bit of Paris from the 56th and 59th observation floors which offer you stunning views of the city in all directions. In just 38 seconds, Europe's fastest elevator will take you to the indoor observatory of the 56th floor where viewpoint indicators, films, interactive activities and an exhibition will help you understand the capital. The 56th floor is also equipped with a panoramic bar offering drinks ans delicious snacks. Then step outside onto the outdoor observatory of the 59th floor, 210 metres above the streets, for even more breathtaking views.
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Views are better than Eiffel Tower

Worth going for the views. I was a little put off by multiple boarded up windows on the building. It just looks horrible. But the inside is nice, and the views at the top are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Worth going for the views. I was a little put off by multiple boarded up windows on the building. It just looks horrible. But the inside is nice, and the views at the top are amazing. We went at sunset and got there just in time to see the sun set behind the Eiffel Tower. I bought the tickets on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's well worth the €15 to see these 360 degree views of Paris that include the Eiffel tower. There is a small cafe there as well so you can really sit and appreciate the views. A much better photo opportunity than from the Eiffel tower itself I think. Reasonably quiet when we visited at 7th so this was a bonus.... More 

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Fohnsdorf, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went to the top, but didn't stay too long. The view is nice and you have a good opportunity to see the city from a different angle. We did purchase the photos they took of us when we entered. Nice quality pictures perfect for your "look where I've been" wall!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We had about a 20 to 30 min wait to get to the ticket counter. It was a regular week day. The queue wasn't too long but it was moving slowly. We got a 15% discount off the 15€ entrance with our "Visite Paris" three day metro ticket. So if you have one of those don't forget to show them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Great view. I'd suggest going just before it gets dark for some spectacular views of shining lights! We got up a few minutes before it got dark and then the rooftop began to get busy with people with DSLR cameras on tripods blocking the best views. 10pm the Eiffel Tower started to sparkle and then the rooftop became less crowded.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Simply the best view of Paris - by day or night! 15 Euros, right to the top and it takes only 38 seconds in the lift, then three flights of short stairs to witness the most stunning views across Paris. Afraid of heights? don't be, when you emerge on the top you are enclosed by huge perspex windows with slots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Forget the Eiffel Tower (except for the cachet of 'being there') the views from here are fantastic AND you can get the Eiffel into your pix! I wish I had brought my binoculars and the day had been a little more sunny - that would have given even better views. Fast lift, relatively cheap and NO QUEUES and NO touts/beggars!!... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

I know it doesn't have the same iconic status, but if you want a breathtaking view over Paris, without having to queue for a few hours, this is worth considering. It's quite inexpensive, has reputedly one of the fastest lifts in Europe (56 floors in 38 seconds) and there never seems to be any queues. If I had one complaint,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It is a pity that you have to pay so much to enter this building, although it is an advantage that there are no queues. From the 56th floor the views of Paris cannot be bettered. The day we visited the Tour Montparnasse we had almost perfect weather, so our views were perfect. A much better option than the Eiffel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Was included on the Paris Pass, so we went, glad we did. Spectacular views of the city in every direction- Nothing else much in the area.

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Montparnasse
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the center of Paris this neighborhood has something for every hour of the day.
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