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Tour Montparnasse

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Address: 33 avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 45 38 52 56
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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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Review of Tour Montparnasse by John Sanderson

For the best view of Paris a trip to the top of Tour Montparnasse is a must. Take the tourist lift direct to floor 56 which climbs 20 feet per second, taking 39 seconds in all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

For the best view of Paris a trip to the top of Tour Montparnasse is a must. Take the tourist lift direct to floor 56 which climbs 20 feet per second, taking 39 seconds in all. You are looking through windows there but there is a superb 360 degree view of Paris. All the landmarks are pointed out on maps... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I think it is the highest building in Paris. I have attended meetings in offices on the 50th floor and went to the restaurants a few time. The view is obviously very interesting from there. The design is old.

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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Tour Montparnasse is definitely a hidden gem in Paris. On our visit, it wasn't very busy at all, compared with, for example, the Eiffel Tower. We paid around 10€ to get in as we had a Paris Visite transport pass, and got straight in the lift, no queues whatsoever. We got to the bar/viewing gallery level, and the view... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I enjoyed the spectacular view of Paris even though you can't see a full 360 degrees of the city. However I feel that for the price of the ticket, it is only worth it if you are not able to see the view from the Eiffel Tower or you don't have much time or you prefer to be inside. Otherwise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The view from the top is splendid. The top floor has a small restaurant and you have access to the rooftop terrace. On a good day with little smog you can get great pictures of the town and also check out where your hotel is at with the telescopes. You will not find much of activity there though, enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Building is quite big, much bigger than all other buildings in the surrounding area, so you can get a REALLY good view of complete paris with digitalised maps of night and day Paris. Not many people around so you can really enjoy. Top of the building is open air and with glass walls, so you can walk around and slowly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You can get a discount with Paris Visite card and that's what we did. The view is nice, also the maps help you see everything around. Nice photo gallery of how Paris looked like before. You can lie down on the open terrace in the good weather.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Its said that the greatest view in Paris is from the Tour Montparnasse, and indeed this is accurate. Not least because you can't actually see the Tour Montparnasse. But really, it does offer an incredible panoramic view of Paris, and watching planes land and takeoff in Paris' airports is surprisingly relaxing. It's not terribly crowded, and pretty quick to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you want a view of the city with the Eiffel Tower in it, this is your best bet. I absolutely loved it. It is open late to!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We found the building with ease, short que and reasonable price for such an amazing view, could have easily gone up a couple of times for different views (sunset ect). Highly recommend going up!!

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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.